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Sammamish offers promises, without study By Peter Clark pclark@isspress.com Of all the outlying, and geographical, factors surrounding the Feb. 11 Klahanie potential annexation vote, Sammamish remains the largest. The Sammamish City Council adopted a resolution Jan. 7, committing the city to “fast track” an annexation of the Klahanie area, should residents vote against joining Issaquah, the latest move in a long campaign. Why isn’t the Klahanie PAA already in Sammamish? Geographically, Sammamish almost surrounds the Klahanie area. However, when the city began incorporating in 1999, it did not include those neighborhoods. “It was left out because their board was indecisive,” Sammamish City Councilman Don Gerend said about the Klahanie neighborhood association’s board of directors. “People that voted for incorporation were worried about that.” Sammamish stalled on pursuing the issue, largely to concen-



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trate on itself. “We were more passive than active, but it had to be,” Gerend said. “The reason is that we were three years old or less. We were expanding parks, putting in sidewalks.” Residents felt that a Sammamish option closed to them, and they considered Issaquah the only choice. “Sammamish never stepped up,” said Mike Foss, Brookshire Estates Homeowner’s Association vice president. “We never heard from any of them.”

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Lt. Mark Vetter (left), incident commander for the final burn of the Kellman mansion, and Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter Jamee Mahoney, look on while the exterior entryway ceiling falls, as the onetime home is deliberately burned to the ground Jan. 13. The mansion behind the Sammamish Library on 228th Avenue Southeast, owned by the city, was used for six weeks in practical, hands-on training exercises before the final fire and demolition.


Residents to decide ban on plastic bags By Peter Clark pclark@isspress.com To ban or not to ban? That is the plastic bag question. On Feb. 11, Issaquah voters will decide on whether to keep the current ordinance or to scrap it altogether. “I felt like it was a good policy,” 5th District State Sen. Mark Mullet, the former City Issaquah Councilman who originally championed the ordinance, said. “I figured if we can wipe out tens of millions of plastic bags from the city, it’s all worth the headache.” When the City Council passed the plastic bag ban in June 2012, it did not take long for a pocket of resistance to grow. Volunteer organization Save Our Choice began collecting signatures to end the ban even before the March 2013 start of the ordinance. By the end of the year, it had secured enough signatures to earn King County’s approval to send the issue to voters. Save Our Choice complained the council had taken the decision away from the public and

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hurt local business sales. “Council’s ban is poisoning Issaquah’s retail economy for shoppers and our wonderful cashiers,” Save Our Choice founder Craig Keller wrote in his voter guide statement. “Thousands of Issaquah residents and others now shop in Klahanie, Bellevue and Renton, depressing sales tax revenues vital to city services.” Keller received the city’s public records for sales tax figures and cited a significant decrease from February 2013 to March 2013, which he claims the plastic bag ban caused. “Sales tax revenues cratered from $1,084,000 in February to $753,000 in March, the first month of ban enforcement,” he wrote. However, city officials say the numbers represent a regular occurrence. “Our sales tax in February is from Christmas the previous year,” city Finance Director Diane Marcotte said, explaining See BAG

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Above, several of the 30 firefighters from Eastside Fire & Rescue on site for the final burn face the mansion from the driveway. At left, flames that have collapsed the roof of the Kellman mansion spring into the air as firefighters keep an eye on the structure.

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City, water district end feud Both sides hope to end water pollution worries By Peter Clark pclark@isspress.com A regional conflict may soon be water under the bridge. The Sammamish Plateau

Water and Sewer District and new Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler signed a memorandum of understanding Jan. 13, which will require an agreement to decommission the Lower Reid Infiltration Gallery. In exchange, Issaquah will halt an investigation to assume district wells inside city limits for a time. “There was an opportunity to settle these longstanding

issues and develop a foundation of trust,” Butler said. “The previous administration laid the groundwork and we would rather invest our resources in real issues.” Water district General Manager Jay Krauss said the real negotiations began in December in hopes of finding common ground. See DISPUTE, Page A3

Capital levy proposal has many targets By Neil Pierson npierson@sammamishreview.com Visitors to Issaquah Valley Elementary School might not notice any differences in how meals are served to the roughly 560 students, but the kitchen staff there has appreciated upgrades. As part of a $5.6 million “critical repairs” levy passed by Issaquah School District voters in February 2010, more than $850,000 was spent to replace By Greg Farrar outdated equipment in several Brian Olson, the Issaquah School District director of food services, stands in school kitchens. the new walk-in refrigerator (and by the below-zero freezer, left) at Issaquah Brian Olson, the district’s Valley Elementary School that was put in last summer as part of a 2010 director of food services, said

the improvements occurred largely at six elementary schools — Challenger, Cougar Ridge, Discovery, Endeavour, Sunset and Issaquah Valley. “It was really upgrading a lot of the older kitchen equipment that’s been in place for 10, 15, 20 years or so,” he said. At Issaquah Valley, which is in the midst of a large-scale modernization project, the kitchen has several new appliances. There are two large warming boxes that double as proofers —

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Tent City 4 moves to Lake Sammamish State Park By Alexa Vaughn The Seattle Times Tent City 4 has set up shop on State Parks land for the first time in its 10year history. The encampment of 40 to 60 people started breaking down the tents in Sammamish Jan. 19 — the last day of the camp’s 90day permit to stay in the city — and headed for the Hans Jensen group camp on the north end of Lake Sammamish State Park. Tent City 4 has been a target of many Eastside critics since a man wanted on suspicion of child rape was found in the camp by undercover police at the end of 2012. Its reputation was further damaged when the King County Sheriff’s Office revealed that it had arrested a 38-year-old man near the camp who claimed to have sold methamphetamine to 12 residents the day he was arrested Jan. 16. Meth was also found on a man the camp ejected after he visited the Sammamish police station. The camp ejected eight members in all after the arrests. “Most people here are trying to use this place as a stepping stone,” said a Tent City 4 member named Jeff. “But some people took it upon themselves to ruin it. We’re frustrated and angry.” The state park is just south of Sammamish, where on Jan. 14 the Sammamish City Council

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Cynthia Moss surveys her tent, just erected that day in Lake Sammamish State Park. A moratorium decided by the Sammamish City Council and the withdrawal of an invitation from another church left Tent City 4 leaders scrambling to find a place for the 40 to 50 residents. A last-minute deal with the state welcomed the group for 20 days, at the cost of $2 per day, per person. approved a six-month moratorium on homelessencampment permits. After another church in Sammamish pulled its invitation to host the encampment right before the council meeting, Tent City’s 4 leadership was hardpressed to find another place to stay and thought members might have to scatter over the weekend. Camp members didn’t know where they were going to next until about 3 p.m. Jan. 17, when it was confirmed they’d be able to stay at Lake Sammamish State Park for 20 days if they paid $2 a head per day. A donation of more than $6,500 from Woodinville’s Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church will help Tent City cover the cost

until it can legally stay in Bellevue in June at Temple B’nai Torah. State Parks spokeswoman Virginia Painter said Tent City 4’s stay at Lake Sammamish State Park is just like any other group’s. Members and advocates of the encampment said they’re hoping the stay can extend beyond the 20-day limit at the site, which usually is not busy this time of year. Painter said groups have to be gone from the site for three days before they can return. Some residents find the new surroundings unsatisfactory because of the lack of electricity and running water. “This is not who we are,” Gregor, a resident who declined to give his last name, said. “We’re a shel-

ter. This is camping.” Elizabeth Maupin, Issaquah-Sammamish Interfaith Coalition coordinator, said in an email that with the site’s limitations, Tent City 4 needs clean, dry firewood and ready-to-eat or easy-to-prepare food. The camp has permission to use the fire pit, but has little wood. As the tents were erected, those creating a temporary home were preparing for more low January temperatures. “We’re used to it,” resident Cynthia Moss said with a smile. In the campsite’s high season, which starts in April, the spot is popular with Boy Scout groups and large family get-togethers, Painter said. Issaquah Soccer Club teams practice and play games in the park’s fields south of the Hans Jensen camp. Varying city ordinances on the Eastside limit how many times a homeless encampment can stay in a city or at certain locations, but the camps typically need to move every 90 days. Press Reporter Peter Clark contributed to this story.

Self-proclaimed ‘pirate’ pleads guilty to stealing Victoria Clipper By John de Leon The Seattle Times A self-proclaimed “pirate” who took a Victoria Clipper vessel on a perilous joy Samuel ride into McDonough Elliott Bay last month pleaded guilty Jan. 10 to second-degree burglary and theft of a motor vehicle, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said. On Dec. 1, Samuel K. McDonough, of Preston, climbed through a small hole in a security fence at Seattle’s Pier 69, where Victoria Clipper docks its vessels, partially untied one of the boats and managed to start the 132foot Clipper IV. Darrell Bryan, CEO of Victoria Clipper, called for help when he saw that the vessel was missing from its slot and appeared to be headed toward Harbor Island. McDonough was arrested without incident about seven hours later, when a Seattle police SWAT team was sent in after discussions between McDonough and a hostage negotiator faltered, according to

police. In a document of probable cause, police said McDonough told them he took the ferry because he wanted to go to Victoria, B.C. “When contacted by police SWAT-team officers while adrift in Elliot (sic) Bay, Mr. McDonough proclaimed himself a pirate, and said he had intended to flee the country to Victoria, B.C.,” Deputy Prosecutor Ian Ith wrote. Police and prosecutors also said McDonough did not know how to control the $8 million, 478-grosston vessel or operate its lights. Prosecutors said the Clipper IV nearly collided with a Washington State Ferries vessel during the joy ride. McDonough was under supervision by the state Department of Corrections and was supposed to be wearing a GPS anklet. McDonough has convictions for indecent exposure in King County in 2005, 2008 and 2012. The most recent conviction, a felony, came after he masturbated in front of two Issaquah coffee-stand baristas, according to court documents. McDonough, 33, will face a standard sentencing range of 22 to 29 months in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 24.

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deems critical repairs. While food services won’t get any of that money, Olson said there’s a high likelihood his department would look to upgrade more equipment in the next levy proposal.

The bulk of the current capital levy proposal would target technology at the district’s 24 schools. Much of the money is earmarked to replace outdated computers and electronic devices, and purchase additional

units to keep up with future enrollment projections. Issaquah administrators have said the district could add as many as 2,850 new students in the next 30 years, a 15-percent increase over the current

enrollment of 18,400. At Endeavour Elementary, built in 1996, Principal Kathy Connally said the building’s technology infrastructure isn’t as good as it used to be. “When it was built, it was state of the art in a lot of ways in terms of technology,” Connally said. “We had a sound system in every classroom, which was really new at that time.” Each Endeavour classroom is equipped with an ActivBoard, an interactive white board that teachers use for flip charts and various visual learning tasks. Teachers have document cameras to make their work more efficient, and the school has a dedicated computer lab to serve students. There’s one computer for every four students — the district’s standard policy. All of that equipment has to be replaced on a regular cycle, Connally said. And with state-mandated online testing coming next spring, the school likely needs more of it. “We have 29 computers in our computer lab — how are we going to manage that?” Connally said. “Are we going to have a cadre of laptops now that we can move around from classroom to classroom?” At Pine Lake Middle School, Principal Michelle Caponigro is also con-

The Washington Department of Ecology was set to approve the infiltration gallery’s use, but the city decided to press on with a compromise. “The Department of Ecology was poised to issue the permit,” Butler said. “It was a viable solution, but there were others.” The infiltration gallery is a system designed to handle storm water from the Issaquah Highlands. Runoff collects in a pool on the top of the hill and is directed through the infiltration gallery to filter through the ground before entering the aquifer. The district argued that the infiltration gallery did not remove all pollutants

before it drew the ground water up through its wells. The district has agreed to fund the decommissioning of the infiltration gallery up to $1 million, though city believes it should not cost that much. “The cost to decommission the LRIG is a relatively small amount of money,” Butler said, adding that the amount is not yet known. The agreement also addressed Issaquah’s interest in taking over district wells inside city limits. The memorandum states if Issaquah decides to pursue an assumption in the next 10 years, it would only do so with the district’s consent. Though the city completed a study on assuming

the wells, it took no official move in that direction. “No policy decision was made on whether to go forward or not,” Butler said. “Nothing was budgeted in 2014 to assume the wells.” Krauss said he sees the decade as breathing room for the city and the district. “It will be a little bit of a cooling-off period,” he said, adding that he hopes the two entities can continue in the spirit of compromise. The memorandum charges the city to create an interlocal agreement in the next month that will detail terms. Storm-water runoff has diverted into Issaquah Creek since the city suspended use of the infiltra-

tion gallery in 2008. The state Department of Ecology has approved the tactic and the city plans continue employing it. “It was diverted to the creek and that will continue,” Butler said. “We’ve got some studies we need to do to make sure that is a long-term solution.” Krauss also agreed that using Issaquah Creek would not cause any damage to the district’s resources. “We don’t believe a surface discharge would provide a risk to the aquifer,” he said. “At the end of the day, our board felt the greatest assurance that the aquifer would not be impacted.” Both sides of the agreement spoke warmly of the


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kitchen employees bake everything from scratch on-site — and a new milk cooler. All of them are more energy-efficient than their predecessors. The school also refurbished its walk-in refrigerator and freezer. The old model was causing rust to form on the wire shelves, so new plastic shelving was brought in. Mold issues were fixed, and an alarm system was installed to notify staff if temperatures rise too high. Additionally, some new combi-ovens — ovens that inject steam into food — were brought in. “They are loving the new stuff,” Olson said of his staff. “It’s really been able to help them out. Something, for example, like an oven, after 15, 20 years of operating, these things start baking a little uneven and whatnot. So, the new equipment comes in and just does a better job than that.” Issaquah voters will have another capital levy before them on the Feb. 11 ballot. The levy would collect $41.8 million for technology upgrades throughout the district, and another $10.2 million for what the district

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“The board of commissioners recognized the need to compromise on certain issues, and it was necessary to move forward,” he said. “Obviously, we’re doing this in protection of the aquifer.” Last May, the district caused a local stir when it spread concerns that Issaquah’s use of the infiltration gallery polluted the aquifer below the city. The city’s response involved attacks of its own, including cybersquatting on district websites.

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Issaquah School District voters will have the chance to approve or deny a four-year, $52 million capital levy on the Feb. 11 ballot. The district is seeking $41.8 million between 2015 and 2018 for technology upgrades throughout its 24 schools, and another $10.2 million for what it deems “critical repairs” at 15 schools and its transportation headquarters. The capital levy is one of three proposals coming before voters next month. Taken together with a four-year maintenance and operations levy, and a one-year transportation levy, Issaquah is looking to raise nearly $252 million over the next four years. By itself, the capital levy would raise property taxes between 11 and 14 cents per $1,000 of assessed value each year. Property owners are currently pay-

ing 7 cents per $1,000 for a capital levy approved in 2010. If the next levy were approved, taxes would increase up to $35 per year on a $500,000 home. The complete list of projects to be funded can be found online at www. issaquah.wednet.edu/ district/levy2014. Here are some highlights: 4$9.4 million to pay salaries for central technology staff, technology specialists at individual schools and instructional staff to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. 4$8.3 million for professional development costs related to technology, which includes various training opportunities and maintenance of classroom websites. 4$6.5 million to purchase new tablets and hand-held electronic devices for student use. The district replaces such devices on a five-year

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cycle, and is seeking additional devices to keep pace with enrollment growth. 4$1.2 million for laptop computers, and five laptop carts per school, in order to administer state-mandated online testing that begins in 2015. 4$3.5 million to purchase new portable classrooms, and relocate existing portable classrooms around the district. 4$1.7 million to Cougar Ridge Elementary School for upgrades to electrical, plumbing and fire alarm systems, and redesigning the front entryway for additional security. 4$465,500 to Challenger Elementary School, including renovation of the multipurpose room, installation of classroom sound systems and replacement of skylight panels. 4$430,250 to Apollo Elementary School to build a safer kindergarten playground, and to install doublepaned windows and classroom sound systems.


cerned about meeting needs. Because the district was able to anticipate mandatory online testing well in advance, Pine Lake has been stockpiling laptops, Caponigro said, and they now have 420 machines to work with. Capital levy money also helps pay for salaries for technology specialists. Pine Lake has one fulltime specialist to serve its 847 students and 50 staff members. “You can fill the building with computers, but if you don’t have a person who is able to maintain them, it’s of no use,” Caponigro said. One of Issaquah’s primary education goals is preparing students for a competitive working world, and Caponigro believes exposing them to technology at younger ages is important. “We have a need for it to be more accessible to students, or we’re really not preparing them to go into the world and be globally competitive if we’re not providing them with the training and the skills that they’ll need,” she said. “We need to parallel the growth in our society,” she added. “And in a community where parents are very well-educated and tend to have strong tech skills themselves, we have to try to mirror that opportunity in school.”

memorandum. “It was a relief and there were smiles on everyone’s face,” Butlers said. “I’ve come to the conclusion that when we come together, we can solve complex problems.” Krauss said the district shared that optimism. “This is viewed very positively by the board of commissioners,” he said. “They are very pleased with this outcome.” The memorandum states that the city would prepare a draft interlocal agreement for City Council consideration by Feb. 18 and final action on the matter by the council and the district’s board of commissioners no later than March 17.

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Vote yes for all three school levies


here is no doubt that voters should approve the three Issaquah School District levy requests on the Feb. 11 ballot arriving in mailboxes this week. There are questions every voter should ask: 1) Is it essential? The most important funding request is for the four-year M&O levy, paying 21 percent of classroom costs, including 485 teacher salaries. It replaces the current M&O levy. A transportation levy would only be collected for one year, to buy 71 more fuel-efficient school buses with higher safety standards. And the four-year capital levy seeks technology funds and building repairs. Computer replacement and upgrades are a way of life in today’s world, and maintenance of our school buildings is not an option. 2) Will the expense equate to better education for students? Teachers and computers are the foundation of a good education. Better school buses and building repairs may not directly benefit education, but are essential components of the district operations. 3) Will the money be well spent? The Issaquah School District knows how to stretch a dollar. Issaquah is at the bottom of state school districts when it comes to per-pupil education funding, yet student test scores are among the top. Further, the district has a AAA bond credit rating, the highest possible. It often refinances bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates and stretch dollars even more. The state has given the district exemplary audits the past 11 years. In spite of an increase of 1.7 percent tax over current school levies, all signs point to a yes vote for all three levies.

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People, local land are missing Margaret Macleod “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” -Rachel Carson Margaret Macleod would not care if you read any farther than that quotation, as long as you take it to heart and burn it into your mind. That’s my hunch, anyway. A few of her friends have shared their thoughts with me. Issaquah’s park planner, and an employee of the Parks & Recreation Department for more than 20 years, Margaret died of cancer last month. She has guaranteed the preservation of acre upon acre of local land for city parks, hiking trails and wild preserves. “She was so incredibly smiley and positive and cheerful, and a little disheveled” from being always outdoors, said Cathy Jones, Parks & Recreation Youth Recreation Coordinator. “That’s Margaret. “She brought her golden retriever to work and it would be in the back with her,” always ready for their next trip outdoors together on the job. Despite being scared of the disease, “she was still positive for herself. She was so happy and so full of life. It is so unMargaret of her not to be here,” Jones said. “Margaret calls me at work” (in 2012), city Open Space Steward Matt Mechler said, “and leaves a frantic message that there’s a baby blue heron in the middle of the parking lot at City Hall.” Mechler went to the scene. “It couldn’t fly but it could run, and was running underneath cars from one car to another. Margaret had already commandeered a police officer. Between the three of us, it was

a challenge, it took 20 minutes to catch. She saw this baby wild animal that needed help. That kind of sums it up,” Mechler said. “You can’t Greg hardly stand in Farrar Issaquah and not see a park, Press photographer field or protected open space that she wasn’t instrumental in getting a grant to acquire,” former City Council member David Kappler said. “Getting other organizations to work together was key. They all have different rules and regs, and she’d get them working as a team for the bigger picture.” “She had a Scotch father but an Irish mother,” Parks & Recreation Director Anne McGill said, “and my grandmother was a Jordan, so we always said we were somehow distantly related. So, when you’re Irish stock you have a great love of the land, and that was the essence of Margaret. “She was really happy that we got Park Pointe, and we walked up there all the time. She loved walking with her dog Ginger, and before that Sage,” McGill added. “She loved to bake and she made great scones that she’d bring to staff meetings. And she had a genuine smile that radiated through her whole face. “I keep thinking she’s going to drive up and walk in the door.” As for me, all I can add is this: As soon as the weather allows (now if you are Margaret Macleod), get outside. Hike one of our hundreds of trails. Enjoy the wilds with a smile. They are yours because of her.

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ployees, strongly supports these measures and urges a yes vote. Local funding for our schools provides truly critical resources for our kids. Without this funding, the quality of their education will suffer. In a highly-competitive global Happy New Year! As an elementary school principal in the economy for talent, this is the best investment we can make in our Issaquah downtown area I have the amazing opportunity to work future and the right thing to do to support our local students. and live in the center of our city It is also important to note that daily. I love Issaquah! The families, the businesses, the quality of the Issaquah School District, made possible through and the amazing art and sport strong district leadership, outcommunities make Issaquah a quality place to raise a family standing parental involvement, teaching excellence, and strong or own a home. Another main attraction for people to move and corporate and individual contributions through the Issaquah thrive in Issaquah is our awardwinning schools. Schools Foundation, offers a Our district is extremely remajor economic advantage to our sponsible with the management community. of the funds it receives and it is Potential residents and new vital for our continued success businesses seek out the best that we all vote “yes” on Feb. 11 school districts to locate their for our replacement levy. These families and enterprises, respecfunds are necessary for regular tively, and Issaquah is among the operation of our school, such as top contenders. This helps propersalaries, lights, copying and bus- ty values, job growth and economes. Many are surprised that the ic vitality. The performance and state does not fund these items reputation of our school district fully — but unfortunately voters was also one of the major comstill need to support the basic munity and economic strengths needs of our schools in part. identified recently by the city of Here is what a “yes” vote Issaquah’s Economic Vitality Comwill maintain for the Issaquah mission in its community SWOT district: analysis. Let’s keep this going. 4Four-year Maintenance and In the post-Great Recession Operations Levy in the following reality where job creation and amounts: $44.5 million in 2015, helping citizens find meaning$48 million in 2016, $51.5 million ful employment must be a top in 2017 and $54 million in 2018. priority for policy makers and 4One-year Transportation citizens alike, support for our Levy in the amount of $1.7 millocal schools is one way local lion in 2015. citizens can help contribute to 4Four-year Critical Repairs/ the future of our kids and our Technology levy in the following community. amounts: $11.4 million in 2015, I urge your support in helping $12.05 million in 2016, $13.59 our children thrive and our commillion in 2017 and $14.89 milmunity prosper by supporting the lion in 2018. three Issaquah school levies. Our district and city are one of Matthew Bott, chief executive officer the best in the state! We need this Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce vote to maintain this level of quality. It is so reassuring to work for Klahanie annexation a city that values its schools, and a district that is responsible and collaborative with the city. Thanks in advance to all the voters of Issaquah — we appreciate you! For me, it’s an easy choice and A traffic jam that occurred decision. Please vote yes for the across the country recently upcoming Issaquah School Discaused a political furor. It was in trict levies. a small New Jersey community, Diane Holt, principal on a plateau. This incident made Issaquah Valley Elementary School international headlines and may have influenced the political career of a well-known governor. The governor, in a televised press conference, spent two hours apologizing for a top aide that supposedly concocted the event. I am writing to offer my support, and that of the Greater But the big story was that this Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, so called political traffic-gate for the Issaquah School District may have caused the death of a levies, which citizens will vote on person trying to get emergency help. in February. The chamber, in serving as the I couldn’t imagine how anxvoice of more than 500 busiious, regretful and guilty this nesses representing more than once-employed staff member felt, 50,000 local and regional emafter realizing the consequences

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of a decision to snarl traffic and delay life-supporting vehicles. However, as a resident of Klahanie, I might one day collectively share that same feeling if a future delay in emergency services response time cause a similar event. This can be a possibility if, on Feb. 11, the majority of us do not vote no on annexation to Issaquah. Police and road services can be provided more efficiently to the Klahanie residents from the local Sammamish city services than from Issaquah. Police services to Klahanie are currently provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office. In fact, Sammamish police officers are King County Sheriff’s Office deputies and back up the sheriff’s office on calls. If we don’t ensure the timely flow and centralization of Klahanie emergency services, our West Coast plateau can be an East Coast plateau. Voting no on annexation to Issaquah will provide Klahanie with the opportunity to annex to Sammamish. All safety is local.

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A Sammamish man reported an arrow had been launched through the rear window of his home in the 2800 bock of 247th Avenue Southeast at 4:19 p.m. Jan. 3. The officer found the arrow next to the window, which had one broken pane. The homeowner said he did not want to pursue criminal charges, only to make sure it did not happen again. The officer checked the area and found nothing. Later, a young man called police to admit he had shot the arrow. He thought it was stuck in a tree, which the officer thought was plausible, noting the vegetation in the area. The officer facilitated the exchange of contact information between the two parties.

Stolen vehicle A 1987 Honda Accord was reported stolen Jan. 4 in the 1100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The report estimated the total at $900.

Lost in tweak-lation Police received a report Jan. 5 about a male subject hanging around outside a store in the 900 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard for an extended period. Officers found the man, who appeared to be “tweaking,” according to the incident report. The man said he did meth a couple of days before. He thought he was in Kirkland, and had no idea how he had gotten to Issaquah.

Stolen Honda A 2000 Honda Civic was

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tainer and then be dumped periodically into a yardwaste toter for composting at Cedar Grove, keeping both food wastes and plastics out of our landfills. Most plastic packag-


ON THE MAP See the Issaquah Police Department’s reported activity from the previous 72 hours at a crime map created by the city at http://bit.ly/ZPHFbA. Addresses contained in the map have been rounded to the nearest hundred block. The address displayed reflects the location where the officer responded to the incident — not necessarily where the incident occurred.

reported stolen Jan. 5 in the 1800 block of 12th Avenue Northeast. The report estimates the total loss at $5,000.

Stolen scanner A diagnostic scanner tool, worth an estimated $6,000, was stolen Jan. 6 in the 100 block of Northeast Gilman Boulevard.

Porch theft A man in the 20800 block of Southeast Seventh Place reported someone took a pair of packages from his front porch at 5 p.m. Jan. 7. The homeowner has security camera footage of a car driving up to the house, a male getting out of the passenger side and running up to the house, and then running back to the car. The Press publishes names of those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

ing films and plastic containers are recycled by Cleanscapes, allowing homeowners to save on garbage costs by enabling many to switch to oncea-month trash pick-up of the few wastes that can’t be either composted or recycled. Banning the “free” distribution of certain plastic bags has spurred the dia-

4An engine crew extinguished a building fire at 12:55 a.m. Jan. 10 in the 2200 block of Northeast Sixth Court. 4At 8:46 a.m. Jan. 11, an engine crew was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of state Route 18 to westbound Interstate 90. 4Fourteen engine crews were required at 11:10 a.m. Jan. 11 to extinguish a building fire in the 3000 block of 263rd Place Southeast. 4A motor vehicle accident with injuries required the aid of two engine crews at 10:46 a.m. Jan. 11 in the block of Northwest Sammamish Road. 4Two engine crews extinguished a cooking fire at 8:40 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 200 block of First Avenue Northwest. 4Nine engine crews were needed to extinguish a building fire at 3:19 a.m. Jan. 14 in the 25100 block of Southeast 158th Street. 4An engine crew extinguished a passenger vehicle fire at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the 2400 block of 238th Place Northeast. 4A motor vehicle accident with no injuries at 6:46 p.m. Jan. 15 required the aid of four engine crews in the 17600 block of westbound Interstate 90. log of reducing waste. Let’s not take a step backward. I don’t want to go back to paying for the cost of someone else’s “free bags,” which are added to the cost of the goods I buy. Please remember to vote, and show Issaquah cares for the environment by voting “no” on Proposition 1.

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DONATING TO THE CAUSE Campaigns have begun on both sides to spread information to Klahaniearea residents either for or against being annexed by Issaquah. Here are the top five funders for the two biggest committees:

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Sammamish has tried to reverse that perspective over the past several months. Different priorities “Issaquah’s priority is growth,� Gerend said. “I love Issaquah, but that doesn’t mean the people on the plateau have the same priorities.� As an outspoken supporter for bringing Klahanie into Sammamish, Gerend explained what he saw as a fundamental difference between the two cities. “We don’t want growth,� he said. “Issaquah wants Klahanie to spread the cost of the Central Issaquah Plan over more people. Sammamish is trying to slow growth. Issaquah is trying to speed it up.� He said Klahanie has priorities and philosophies parallel with Sammamish, and the area would fare better joining the larger city. Unlike Issaquah, Sammamish has never commissioned a study to validate its promises. Gerend said officials have done plenty of “back of the envelope� calculations, but no complete outlook exists to directly compare how the two cities’ services would affect or suffer from a Klahanie-area annexation. “Those things haven’t been ironed out by Sammamish, to our knowledge,� Issaquah City Communications Manager Autumn Monahan said. Gerend admitted the lack of information, but insisted the arithmetic remained relatively simple and Sammamish’s “lean ship� run “without Issaquah’s layers of bureaucracy� would serve the Klahanie potential annexation area well. “We haven’t done a study, that’s true,� he said. “We have done internal studies and we feel fairly confident that our own studies would be backed up by a more expensive study.� Still, Sammamish’s path toward gaining Issaquah’s

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the drop in numbers. “The sales tax in March is from January. It’s a two-month lag — they report it to the state and the state reports it to us.� She said Keller drew a misleading correlation and that specific information regarding the ordinance’s affect on business would prove difficult to ascertain. “This number does not have any correlation between the bag ban,� she said. “The reality is that data is not available. You would have to go through all the data from all the retailers and do interviews with them.�

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Klahanie Choice (Anti-Issaquah annexation) 4Total raised: $13,954 4King County Police Officers Guild: $10,000 4Tom Harman: $1,250 4Dave Kappler: $500 4Don Gerend: $250 4Kristen O’Malley: $200 Klahanie PAA Annexation to the City of Issaquah Committee Top donors to the proIssaquah committee have kept their contributions low. David Augenstein, Becki Beusch, Pamela Bryson, Timothy Castner and Dean DeAlteriis joined 10 others in donating $100 to the fund.

potential annexation area remains unclear. Issaquah would have to release it, the King County Growth Management Planning Council would have to review it and then the process would go through much the same path Issaquah has followed for the past year. With the Sammamish City Council’s pledge to “fast track� an annexation, should the Feb. 11 vote fail, Gerend remains convinced Issaquah’s expectation of growth would prove a detriment to the Klahanie area. “Issaquah plans for 20,000 more people there and 20,000 more jobs,� he said. “They say they’re going to improve traffic. Give me a break.� Sammamish support Even though Sammamish’s road to annexing the Klahanie-area remains unmapped, a swell of support has materialized as the vote draws near. Political Action Commit-

The ban currently affects businesses 7,500 square feet or larger. Council staggered the implementation, planning to enforce the ban on smaller businesses beginning March 1. The Issaquah City Council addressed Save Our Choice’s petition during its Oct. 21 meeting, where it could have ended the ban or submitted it for a voter decision. It unanimously decided to attach it to the upcoming special election, costing the city about $45,000. Local businesses and shoppers remain split. Some see it as a necessary action to control the amount of plastic in the environment and some see it as an unnecessary annoyance.


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Don Gerend, a Sammamish city council member since its incorporation, says the city is more interested in accepting Klahanie into its boundaries now than when it became a city in 1999. tee Klahanie Choice has been the most vocal and raised the most money. Led by Klahanie homeowner Mark Seely, the group has forced discussion on how Sammamish would better serve Klahanie-area residents. “We wanted to put the facts out there,� Seely said. “What we wanted to say is, ‘We have a choice and that other choice is Sammamish.’ Voting no to Issaquah might be better in the long run for us because of Sammamish.� In addition to similar structure and philosophies, Seely said he supports a Sammamish annexation because of the proximity of police service, the city’s large cash reserves and its lack of debt. “We have another city who wants to take that area,� said Issaquah City Councilman Joshua Schaer, a continued opponent to annexation efforts. “They have the resources and no bonded indebtedness.�

“I don’t mind it, but I always forget to bring my reusable bags,� resident Julie Huber said. “I hardly notice the 5 cents. I think it’s a good thing.� She said she was fine with the council decision in the first place and would ultimately vote against it. “It didn’t bother me because I didn’t think it impacted people that much,� Huber said. Not everyone shared her view. Local resident Ken Sessler has repeatedly voiced criticism of the law. “It didn’t make sense to me,� Sessler said. “The idea that plastic bags in Issaquah could make it out to the ocean and blowing around on the streets, that’s not true.� He also objected to the special election decided upon by the City Council. “They could have gotten rid of the ban, just the sev-

Supporters of Sammamish annexing the area believe that city has better answers to large remaining hurdles, like repairs to Issaquah-Fall City Road. Issaquah-Fall City Road The need for improvements to Issaquah-Fall City Road has stopped annexation consideration in the past. King County officials said it would cost $38 million to provide necessary upgrades to address capacity shortages and safety issues, according to the city of Issaquah-commissioned Nesbitt Planning and Management study. “Congestion is huge,� Seely said. “There are no sidewalks and many safety considerations with kids going in and out of schools.� Critics of an Issaquah annexation refer to the absence of a plan to afford those improvements in its study. Issaquah’s response has focused on that road as a regional problem that de-

en of them,� Sessler said. “They could have saved us about $50,000.� The ordinance spoke to the environmental beliefs of many in the area. “It’s really a minor annoyance,� Mike Samborn said as he headed into Front Street Market. “I really think there’s too much plastic in the environment. Even before this, I was a paper guy.� Still, complaints from customers have continued and even possible plastic bag dispensers plan to vote against the ordinance. “A lot of people forget to bring their bags,� Front Street Market employee Katie Patten said about complaints from shoppers. “It’s not as much as when it first went through, but we still hear complaints.� She found the ordinance unnecessarily restricting and said she would prob-

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er said. “We can’t presuppose what the council will do.� This annexation vote came as a council goal to finally settle the matter. If the vote fails, Schaer would like to see the issue move on from Issaquah. “I was in support of doing the study,� he said, adding he would not support another vote. “Oh absolutely not.� Klahanie potential annexation residents want to join a city. “Remaining in King County is the worst of all worlds: higher taxes, lower services,� Brookshire Estates Homeowners Association President Dick L’Heureux said. “If I were to draw up a nightmare scenario it would be this: Some countervailing forces would deter the vote to annex, and Sammamish comes along and says, ‘We’re not interested,’ and then we would be left with no potential city to annex us.� That sentiment of wanting to join a city pervaded discussion among residents. “We really just wanted to be annexed to a city,� Klahanie-area resident Rob Young said. “Not only are we going to get better services, we’re going to pay less in taxes and we’re going to get these people to represent you.� Whether Sammamish has a convincing argument to court Klahanie-area voters, Gerend stressed the permanence of the decision. “This is a decision that’s forever,� he said. “You don’t see cities trading neighborhoods.�


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ably vote against it. “I think it’s good and bad, but it’s annoying,� she said. “And I’d reuse the plastic bags anyway.� Front Street Market Store Director Lori Steendahl said it had not greatly impacted business there. “It hasn’t really hurt us,� she said. “People are used to it by now. At least our regular customers are used to it.� For the many who choose to use a reusable bag and the many who skip across city limits to do their shopping, they will soon have a chance to voice their opinion about Issaquah’s plastic bag ban. “My hope is Issaquah voters see the law is really working,� Mullet said. “I’m hoping it benefits everyone in Issaquah for the next 100 years or so. It’s a good law and I want to see it stand.�


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serves a regional solution. “The county has talked about it being a regional facility and possibly partnering on it,� former Mayor Ava Frisinger said, though she did not give any specifics on a King County commitment. “No matter what, it needs to be a regional partnership,� Monahan said. “It would be added to our Transportation Improvement Program and Issaquah can provide regional leadership.� The lack of answers about the road in the study have kept opponents, unconvinced about a regional approach, asking questions. “None of that was included under the study,� Schaer said. “You can say, ‘Make it a regional issue,’ but at the end of the day, it becomes our jurisdiction.� Seely agreed. “Regional means King County, and King County has demonstrated that they have no intention to fix up that road,� he said. “Issaquah has no hope of ever getting anything from that road.� Gerend said Sammamish’s $76 million coffers would most likely open should the Klahanie area join his city. “We’d be much more motivated to improve that road if it becomes part of Sammamish,� he said.

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Klahanie Area Voters! You Deserve a Choice. An election is coming which will impact us now and forever….

The February 11 ballot asks us whether the Klahanie Potential Annexation Area should be annexed by Issaquah. Only a NO vote gives us another choice: Annexation to Sammamish. How does that benefit us? Both cities offer significantly reduced taxes. But Sammamish offers much more in public service, public safety, and public works.



Let’s compare:


Issaquah’s Police Department is already understaffed. Now they are promising more officers than they can afford, and no guarantee of 24/7 coverage of Klahanie. And they will patrol from the Valley instead of the plateau: not good in emergencies.

Sammamish: Police Department is fully staffed and promises

6 new officers serving the Klahanie area. Sammamish already patrols most of the greater Klahanie border. Sammamish was recently rated the 8th safest city in America. Issaquah was nowhere on the list.



Issaquah: Even though overflow traffic now diverts through our neighborhood streets, Issaquah does not plan needed capacity and safety improvements on Issaquah-Fall City Road.

Sammamish: With a No vote, Sammamish promises to begin improving roads that serve both Sammamish and Klahanie, including Issaquah-Fall City Road and Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, beginning with an updated 2014 Transportation Improvement Plan.



Issaquah: Has more than $37 million in bonded debt, paid by taxpayers, and a plan to, according to Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, “capitalize on an expanded tax base,” by adding Klahanie.




Is focusing its efforts on its “Central Issaquah Plan”: 20,000 more people and more crammed into the valley, using Klahanie bonding capacity to help pay for the infrastructure. Issaquah’s vision for Klahanie? Relegated to the status of “workforce housing.”

Sammamish: Has a pay-as-you-go philosophy, has no bonded debt, and has over $70 million in reserves. Sammamish:

Their vision is “family-friendly and kid-safe”: Suburban neighborhoods, well-maintained streets, parks, trails, and recreation. Sammamish is regularly ranked among the Best Places to live in the USA. Klahanie looks a lot like Sammamish.

Just the facts Q. “I’ve heard that a no vote means we are stuck in King County for another five years. Is that true?” A. No! After the last annexation vote, Issaquah simply did nothing. We languished for years with no resolution, while Sammamish was busy building the great city that it is today. Sammamish passed a resolution to “fast track” the annexation process. It is already taking steps to annex the Klahanie area as soon as the NO vote prevails. We all have a common goal: to leave King County and join a city. Sammamish is by far the best choice. Vote NO! Q. “Will we pay more in taxes if we annex to Sammamish?” A. NO! Sammamish taxes are lower than King County’s. A recent comparison shows that the difference between Sammamish and Issaquah taxes is about $80/per year in favor of Issaquah. But Sammamish has no bonded debt and no plans or need for future debt, and for the fifth year in a row, Sammamish did not take its 1% available increase in property taxes. Issaquah just approved $10 million more in bonded debt, making a total of $37 million in bonded debt. And they will need to increase that by tens of millions of dollars to support the infrastructure needs in their new “Central Issaquah Plan.” Guess who they want to help pay for that? Vote NO! Q. “Will we continue to see increasing traffic cutting through Klahanie as congestion builds on the Issaquah-Fall City Road?” A. Yes! – If we annex to Issaquah. The Issaquah Council at their meetings last July 15th and December 9th made it very clear that they have little or no interest in dealing with the safety and capacity issues on Issaquah-Fall City Road. This road is a critical access for a significant part of Sammamish, but the City of Sammamish can’t fix the road unless it’s part of the city. The Sammamish Council is committed to prioritizing capacity and safety improvements to the road if the NO vote prevails. Vote NO!

Q. “I’ve heard that Sammamish could provide faster, more responsive police service for Klahanie than Issaquah. Why would that be?” A.  “Sammamish police already patrol around Klahanie.  They are familiar with our streets and our schools.  They are often the first to respond to emergencies in our community.  The Sammamish Police are fully staffed, and if annexing Klahanie, their resolution of January 7 pledges to add 6 additional officers to cover Klahanie.  In an emergency, backup patrol officers are nearby on the plateau and could respond quickly.  Sammamish has access to specialty King County Sheriff resources to effectively respond to our gravest emergencies - such as those affecting our elementary and middle schools.  Issaquah has underfunded their police department, leaving officer positions unfilled. Currently they do not respond to emergencies in Klahanie and are not as familiar with our neighborhoods.  Issaquah’s police are understaffed throughout the city and would not be able to provide the kind of back up that Sammamish can, with 6 new officers and current city patrols just minutes away at any time. During emergencies, back up for Issaquah officers would still come all the way from the valley. Vote NO! Q. “How will we work with Sammamish to make a good transition?” A. “Sammamish will create a Klahanie Area Transition Committee, made up of Klahanie area residents and business owners, to advise the Sammamish Council regarding parks, streets and service delivery needs and options.” Vote No!

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Rotary Club honors top seniors of December Adelin LaRose Annie Cheng balances on a rock, overlooky ing a vast arra in s ld of rice fie Vietnam.

4Tiger Mountain Community High School 4Recognition in foreign language/art 4Three semesters Adelin LaRose in Japanese language 4First-place TMHS creative writing book award 4Four years singing choral music 4Future goals in performing arts, acting, drama, singing, dance, foreign cultures

Annie Cheng mak new friees a on a tr nd ip to Israel.

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Annie Cheng, of Issaquah, meets a scaly friend on a trip to Vietnam.

Have blog, will travel Skyline grad is finalist for dream world explorer job

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ssaquah native Annie Cheng is one step closer to securing what is being described as the “best job around the world.” Cheng is one of five finalists for Jauntaroo.com’s chief world explorer, earning a chance to travel around the world and blog about the adventure for the website. She moved past two initial rounds of voting, after her videos showing her spirit of adventure received the most likes by site visitors. “Within the first 24 hours of posting my video, I had more than 1,000 likes,” Cheng wrote in an email. “I was at my brother’s wedding, busting a move on the dance floor, when my cousin came running up to me waving her phone in the air to show me that we had passed the 1,000 mark.” She will now join the other four finalists in a visit to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the end of the month, where Jauntaroo will

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interview them for the job. Cheng, a 2003 Skyline High School graduate who now lives in Sammamish, moved to the Issaquah area when she was just 3 years old. In her second-round candidate video, she was asked to feature her hometown, so she visited the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and went paragliding off of Poo Poo Point. “It was such a fun day of adventures and I loved exploring my town with fresh eyes like a tourist,” she said. Cheng graduated from the University of Washington in 2007, and has since been looking for her dream job, combining elements of travel, food, media and business, she said. She did not think that job existed, until the Jauntaroo position became available. “When I saw the website for See FINALIST, Page B3

Teens talk marijuana at upcoming forum By Christina Corrales-Toy newcastle@isspress.com As cities continue to grapple with the ramifications of Initiative 502’s legalization of marijuana in 2012, communities across the state are looking inward to determine how it affects its men, women and children. The voter-approved initiative legalized recreational marijuana use for adults, but it still remains illegal for teens and is technically a federal crime.

The Issaquah Community Network will explore how legal marijuana affects local adolescents with a teen forum Jan. 27. The event, sponsored by the network’s Drug Free Community Coalition, will feature guest speakers, a video and a teen discussion panel. “We’ll answer questions like how has the new marijuana law affected your school, how do you think it will affect parents and how people feel about

it,” said Robin Lustig, an Issaquah High School senior who will be a member of the teen panel. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a showing of “Marijuana and Teens,” a video produced by Mercer Island Communities That Care. The panel discussion featuring teens from Issaquah, Liberty, Eastside Catholic and Tiger Mountain Community high schools will follow. The audience will then hear from a pair of special

guest speakers in Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers and Jerry Blackburn, the director of Early Recovery Services with LakesideMilam Recovery Centers and the Bellevue College Chemical Dependency Counseling Program. “We have a lot of great speakers, so it should be a very positive night,” Lustig said. Since the new law was See FORUM, Page B3

Friends of Youth welcomes two new board members

Friends of Youth recently announced that community leaders Joan McBride Joan McBride and Vincent Hayes have joined its board of directors. McBride has served in the public sector for more than a decade, completing her term as mayor of Kirkland in December. She was a founding member of the Eastside Human Services Forum and is a former Friends of Youth employee. Hayes, a Renton resident, is a graduate of Friends of Youth’s Griffin Home program. He went on to earn

a master’s degree in social work and enjoy a long, successful career in social services. Friends of Vincent Hayes Youth delivers a comprehensive range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families. With more than 60 years of experience, national accreditation and 20 program sites, including one in Issaquah, at 414 Front St. N., the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youths and families in challenging circumstances. Learn more at www. friendsofyouth.org.

IF YOU GO Legal Marijuana and Our Teens forum 46:30 p.m. Jan. 27 4Issaquah High School Performing Arts Center 4700 Second Ave. S.E. 46:30 p.m. Feb. 6 4Liberty High School 416655 S.E. 136th St., Renton



High Point Logging on Tiger Mountain Several logs are loaded on one of the High Point Mill Co.’s wooden Pacific cars at one of the two loading landings on Tiger Mountain. In this circa 1918 photo, the car appears to be at the first landing, about halfway up Tiger Mountain on the 9,600-foot wooden Pacific incline pole road.

The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a dataentry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at erica.maniez@ issaquahhistory. org. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email editor@ isspress.com.

4Liberty High School 4Recognition in art 4Co-editor of yearbook 43.96 grade point average, four Audrey Mano Advanced Placement courses, National Honor Society 4Issaquah School District Certificate of Excellence for graphic design 4College goal of a fouryear degree in industrial engineering

Tara Pillai 4Issaquah High School 4Recognition in art 4Ten-year piano completion award 4National Society of Tara Pillai High School Scholars 4Scholastic activities in forensics, art, peer tutoring 4Post-graduation goal of U.S. Navy in mechanical engineering

Johanna Hansen 4Issaquah High School 4Recognition in foreign language 4Yearbook editor 4Fluent in native Swed- Johanna Hansen ish, English, four years Advanced Placement French 4French Immersion Camp, French Club, French Student Exchange 4Goals of college study abroad, career including people, languages and teaching

PCC Natural Markets launches community grant program PCC Natural Markets has launched a new community grant program. Four times a year, PCC will award a $1,000 grant to a school or nonprofit that truly exemplifies the spirit of the community. Grants will be awarded to schools or nonprofits with official 501(c)(3) status. PCC is seeking projects and programs that involve food, particularly those relating to education, nutrition or sustainability. The winning organizations will be shared on PCC’s website throughout the year. Apply at www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/community/grants. Applications will take time to process and review, but will remain active for 12 months. PCC Natural Markets, is a certified organic retailer that operates nine locations, including in Issaquah. Learn more at www. pccnaturalmarkets.com.

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Build It Sammamish: a LEGO Event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1, City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., join LEGO Master Builder Dan Parker for a day of open building, ages 5-12 w/parents, free, register online at www.ci.sammamish.wa.us Family Fridays at the Pool, 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 7, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St., $3/youths and seniors, $4/adults, $10/families, 837-3350 Swingin’ in Vienna, 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E., enjoy an evening of swing dancing and waltzes

with live music by Evergreen Philharmonic and the IHS Jazz Band, adults: $50/couple or $40/single, students and seniors: $40/couple, $25/single Comedy Night, 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., featuring Todd Armstrong and Rodney Sherwood, $15, 21 and older, 391-1424 Sammamish Symphony Orchestra Northern Lights concert, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Eastlake Performing Arts Theater, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Eastlake High School

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JANUARY 23-29 11 a.m. to 8 p.m./noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 24-26 When artEAST cleans house, you get treasures at their annual Studio and Seconds Sale, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24-25 and noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 26, at artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N. Discover deeply discounted works, slightly flawed pieces, as well as extra tools, materials and art supplies. Proceeds go to support local youth programs. Learn more at http://arteast.org/2014/01/ studio-sale-2014.

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Studio and Seconds Sale, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24-25, noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 26, artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., discounted art and art supplies, proceeds support youth programs


Spanish Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, bilingual story time in English and Spanish, free Fish and Chips at the Elks, 6 p.m., 765 Rainier Blvd. N., live music by Jim McKay and Ken Kelly, $12 Greater Issaquah Toastmasters Club No. 5433: 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Bellewood Retirement Home, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., issaquahtm@gmail.com Rotary Club of Sammamish: 7:15 a.m. Thursday,

Anna Vasilevskaya, 6:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424 Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 9 a.m. Thursday, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., call Marjorie at 3698161

Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., free, 392-3130

Running Club, 7:30 a.m., meet in front of tennis courts at Central Park, 1907 N.E. Park Drive, jbc224@cornell.edu

British Beats, 7:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424


French Story Time, 11:30 a.m. to noon,

Guide Dogs for the Blind: 6 p.m. some


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Spanish Story Time, 10-10:45 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., free, 392-3130

Hindi Story Time, 7-7:30 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., ages 2 and older with families, free, 392-3130

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish/Fiestas de alfabetizacion temprana, 10-11:30 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., prepare your child for kindergarten, for Spanish-speaking families with children ages 0-5

Issaquah Valley Grange: 7:30 p.m., Issaquah Myrtle Mason Lodge Hall, 57 W. Sunset Way, 392-3013

Issaquah Ham Radio Support Group: 7 p.m., Issaquah Police Station, 130 E. Sunset Way, talk-in at 146.56 MHz at 7 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., http://www.w7bi.com

10:30 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, ages 2-5 w/ adult, free CT and Classic Soul, 7:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424

Yarns and Threads Group, 9-11:30 a.m., Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, all knitters and crocheters welcome, catherine.coulter@ ihmail.com Caspar Babypants Concert, 10:30 a.m., Swedish/ Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, all ages, free Play and Learn Chinese,

Abaco, 8 p.m., Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 21 and older, $5 cover, 3925550

Sundays, Issaquah Police Station Eagle Room, 644-7421

Big Dog Revue, 8 p.m., Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 21 and older, $5 cover, 392-5550

Chinese Story Times, 10-10:45 a.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., free, 392-3130

Intermediate ESL Class, noon to 2 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., instructional materials provided, free, 392-3130

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Beginning ESL Class, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., instructional materials provided, free, 392-3130


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Talus Rocks Hike, 9 a.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S., moderate difficulty, 6-8 miles, 1,500foot elevation gain, www.issaquahalps.org, 633-7815

Send items for Let’s Go! to newsclerk@isspress.com by noon Friday.

Toddler Story Time, 10:3011 a.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, ages 12-36 months w/adult, free, 392-5430 Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, ages 3-5 w/ adult, free, 392-5430

4808 Lakemont Blvd., Power Point presentation about the history of Cougar Mountain, 453-8997 Holder’s Knob Hike, 9 a.m., meet at 175 Rainier Blvd. S., easy, 6.5 miles, 1,100-foot elevation gain, www.issaquahalps.org, 206920-3212 Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain presentation, 2-4 p.m., meet at Lewis Creek Park,

JAN. 28

Playgroup, 10-11 a.m., Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, moms, dads, caregivers and children newborn to 3 years old, alispinner@yahoo.com Don’t Trash it! Papermaking, noon to 2 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., $30/ members, $35/nonmembers, register at www.arteast.org Cherry Cherry, 8 p.m., Amante, 131 Front St. N., 313-9600

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WEDNESDAY Toastmasters, 7-8 a.m., Swedish/Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, improve your communication and public speaking skills, www.ihtm. toastmastersclubs.org


Parties Meetings Weddings Receptions

Teen Tailgate, 2-5 p.m., Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, middle and high school students, student ID is required, flag football, Seahawk manicures, team tye-dye and ‘Madden 14’

Toddler Story Time, 10:3011 a.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, ages 12-36 months w/adult, free, 392-5430 Mud Pies: Clay Play for Parents and Children, 2-4

JAN. 29 p.m., artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., clay and basic instruction provided, $10, register online at www.arteast.org Citizenship Class, 3:30-5 p.m., Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, practice for the written and oral interview with a trained instructor, free, 392-5430 Introduction to Snowshoeing, 7-8 p.m., Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E., author and snowshoe review specialist Dan Nelson will present techniques, safety concerns and destinations for snowshoeing, 392-3130

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O bituaries Jack B. Albrecht Jack B. Albrecht, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, coach, outdoorsman and a truly good person passed away Jan. 14, 2014. He will be missed. Friends are invited to share memories and get

Judy Kay Bernritter Judy Kay Bernritter, a lifelong resident of Issaquah, passed away Jan. 4, 2014, at the age of 67.

Ron Bue Ron Bue, age 60, of Issaquah, passed away Jan. 3, 2014. Loving husband of Cynthia. Beloved father to Katie, Maggie and Danielle. Memorial service will be held at Robinswood House

Raymond Hood Raymond Elmer Hood, 22 Apr 1926 – 14 Jan 2014, of Issaquah, passed peacefully in Bellevue with family present. Survived by five children; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchil-

Marcia McClelland Marcia K. McClelland, 69, of Issaquah/Sammamish, passed away Jan. 11. She was a devoted wife of David McClelland and beloved mother of son David, daughter Kathryn, daughter-in-law Kim, loving sister of Jeannine Sullivan, and loved her

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Jauntaroo’s chief world explorer, my jaw dropped and my heart was fluttering like I’d never felt it before,” she said. “I’m thrilled with this opportunity and I can’t believe that my dreams are within reach.” The chief world explorer is expected to visit as many as 50 destinations over the course of the year, Cheng said. The final interview process will begin Jan. 24, when the finalists depart for Abu Dhabi. “The most bizarre part of this job application has

information about pending services at www. flintofts. com. — Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 392-6444

New county program will house, stabilize up to 350 families Jack Albrecht

She was born Feb. 18, 1946, to June and Rich Holder. She is survived by her husband John Bernritter, daughter Jennifer and son Jason. in Bellevue on Sunday, Jan. 26, noon to 3 p.m. Full obituary is at www. flintofts. com.

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dren. Preceded in death by two wives and a granddaughter. He enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, reading westerns and going to his local Eagles to play poker. A private ceremony of life will be held at a later date. grandchildren Rakaiah and Christian, and many nieces and nephews. Full Marcia McClelland obituary and online guestbook is at www. flintofts.com.

been knowing exactly who my competition is,” she said. “These folks all seem like talented, smart, goodhearted individuals, and I’m happy to be considered a part of such great company, but it also makes me nervous.” Jauntaroo will announce its successful applicant in New York City on Jan. 30. The chief world explorer will spend 2014 traveling the globe, participating in voluntourism activities and sharing his or her experiences with Jauntaroo users via jauntaroo. com, social media and webisodes. This dream job brings with it a $100,000 salary.

A new pilot program will move as many as 350 homeless families in King County into rental housing by Dec. 31, 2014, and provide a range of short duration support services to help those families achieve stability. More than $3.1 million will be dedicated to the pilot over the course of the next year. The pilot program, Rapid Rehousing for Families, will provide short-term financial assistance and temporary housing-focused supports, including employment and training services, to help remove the barriers that hinder homeless families from accessing and maintaining housing. The program is designed to resolve the housing crisis, while also working with families to move toward independence. One key feature of the pilot is a connected Employment Navigator program. The navigators will provide critical supports to assist in gaining employment as quickly as possible as a means to build their incomes. Families may continue working with the employment navigator on increasing their earning potential even after rapid re-housing assistance has ended. Three agencies will provide employment navigators for homeless families enrolled in the

pilot: King County Career Connections, Neighborhood House and YWCA Works. Rapid rehousing is seeing positive results nationally. One study of 14 communities implementing rapid rehousing found that 85 percent of families served by the programs exited to their own housing at about $4,000 per family (compared to 55 percent of families exiting to housing at a cost of $22,214 per family in transitional housing). Seven communities also saw reduced rates of returns to homelessness. Families served by a rapid rehousing program had a 4 percent likelihood of becoming homeless again within the following year, compared to a 9 percent likelihood of returning to homelessness after exiting transitional housing. Six local agencies will participate in the pilot. They are Catholic Community Services, Domestic Abuse Women’s Network, Neighborhood House, Solid Ground, Wellspring Family Services and the YWCA. Learn more about the Rapid Rehousing Pilot Program by calling Cheryl Markham, Housing and Community Development Program, at 206-263-9067 or email her at cheryl.markham@ kingcounty.gov.

Results of county holiday drive sober campaign announced

burn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Normandy Park, North Bend, Pacific, Port of Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seatac, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Tukwila and Woodinville Police Departments, the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the King County Target Zero Task Force. Learn more about Target Zero at www. targetzero.com.

The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 27 through Jan. 1. 

In King County, 656 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and law enforcement officers arrested 2,723 drivers statewide for DUI.
Last year, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 795 people in King County for DUI.

 In King County, the Au-

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 •


P ets of the W eek Meet Rory, a 2-month-old Doberman Pinscher mix who is like glue — he Rory clings to you whenever you’re near. Whether you’re strolling around the block, playing in the living room or curling up on the couch, Rory will happily join you!

Meet Dolly, an adorable blackand-white shorthaired girl. Dolly is very talkative; Dolly she will greet you with a chirp and she will continue the conversation until you stop chirping back. When you visit Dolly, she will immediately roll over and give you her soft belly to rub.

To adopt these or other animals, call the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 641-0080 or go to www.seattlehumane.org. All animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, and come with 30 days of pet health insurance and a certificate for a vet exam.

C ollege N ews Local students make dean’s lists 4Mariah Kliegl, of Issaquah, was named to the president’s list at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, for fall term 2013. 4Jessie Byron, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., for the fall 2013 semester. 4Anna Fairhart and Amelia Meigs, both of Issaquah, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at

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passed, Lustig said she has noticed more of her peers willing to freely talk about the impacts of the drug, and the repercussions of Initiative 502. “I believe it’s more of a topic of conversation, and not just among students,” she said. “Often, teachers

Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. 4Timothy Kriewall, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wis., for the fall 2013 semester.

Local resident earns business degree Qing Wang, of Issaquah, received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin on Dec. 15.

bring it up as kind of a debate for a class. It’s a good learning experience.” The Jan. 27 forum will be held at Issaquah High School’s Performing Arts Center, but for those unable to make it, another will be held at Liberty High School Feb. 6. King County Sheriff John Urquhart is expected to be a speaker at the Feb. 6 event. Learn more at www. issaquahcommunitynetwork.com.

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Wednesday January 22, 2014

Eastlake engineers second-half surge to down Skyline girls By Neil Pierson npierson@ sammamishreview.com


Daniel Rodriguez pumps his fists, the referee signals three points, the stands go wild and Robert Ambartsumyan, of Sammamish, is stunned as the junior guard for the Patriots ties the game at 40-all with 35 seconds remaining in regulation. Liberty, trailing the whole game, won 49-44 in overtime.

ONE TWO-PUNCH Liberty teams sweep Sammamish

By Christina Corrales-Toy newcastle@isspress.com If you scoured the 3A state girls basketball rankings at the beginning of the season, you wouldn’t find Liberty High School mentioned on any lists. The Patriots weren’t even considered in the same class as KingCo 3A/2A league foes Juanita and Bellevue. It’s understandable — this group, with virtually the same roster, went 13-11 last year, good for fourth in the conference. The Patriots girls basketball team is quickly turning heads across the state, though, with big wins over ranked opponents Everett, Bellevue and previously unbeaten Juanita. “We’re the underdogs, so when we do beat those teams, it’s pretty awesome,” Liberty senior forward Ashlan Applegate said. Applegate led Liberty scorers with 16 points in the Patriots’ Jan. 15 upset of Juanita, 61-54. She also collected 10 rebounds and recorded three steals and three assists. It was a big win for Liberty, under firstyear coach Curtis Terry. Juanita was unbeaten and ranked second in the state at the time, according to The Seattle Times. The Patriots didn’t experience any letdowns, either, as they easily took care of Sammamish, 5428, just two days later. Sammamish was no match for Liberty, which led nearly the entire contest. Junior Danielle Demps led the Patriots with 13 points. “Today, I was just playing natural, less pressure, less to worry about, just focusing on doing what I know I can do,” she said. Senior captain Sierra Carlson finished with eight points, followed by junior Sarah Bliesner, who had seven. Liberty is an experienced team, with a roster that is largely the same as last year. There is one significant change, though,

By Greg Farrar

Danielle Demps, Liberty High School junior guard, runs full court with a turnover and scores two of her game-high 13 points, as a bleacher full of classmates looks on during the third quarter Jan. 17 in a 54-28 win against Sammamish. and it factors considerably in the Patriots’ quick turnaround this season, Carlson said. “The new coach, he just totally turned our program around, and I think we just come to games with a new fire in our eyes,” she said. Terry came to Liberty after working as an assistant at Auburn Riverside; before that, he starred on the court, playing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He graduated from University Place’s Curtis High School in 2004. “Last year was kind of rough, and I think with a new coach we just needed something new,” Applegate said. “I think he’s the perfect coach for our team.” Boys win thriller in overtime Liberty guard Payton Frey admitted he was nervous when he learned that star Kellan Birdsall was out with an injury for the team’s Jan. 17 contest against Sammamish. “I was so scared, because he’s our leading scorer,” he said. Even without Birdsall, the Patriots were able to secure an overtime victory, and it all began with a Frey-led two-minute sequence at the end of regulation. With just under two minutes in the game, Sammamish led 38-31, before Frey came up with a clutch 3-pointer to make it a four-point deficit. Sammamish quickly responded with two points, but Liberty took it one further, when Dayton Mackay came up with a 3-point basket of his own. At that point, the Patriots fans were loud, very

LIBERTY RALLIES FOR HEART HEALTH Liberty High School Associated Student Body students will raise awareness about heart health and support the American Heart Association’s “Rock the Beat” program, at an upcoming basketball game. Students, players, staff and fans of the basketball teams are encouraged to wear “We Are the Beat” T-shirts for both the girls varsity and boys varsity games Jan. 25. T-shirts will be on sale during lunches and at the game for a $10 donation. During the game, students will collect donations for the American Heart Association and educate fans about heart disease prevention and warning signs. The girls game begins at 5 p.m. and boys at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty High School. Donate to the cause online at www.redoutwsa. kintera.org/libertyhs. The event was rescheduled to January, after a snow day canceled it in December. loud, but just moments later, they got even louder when Liberty junior Daniel Rodriguez, fresh off the bench, came in and delivered a game-tying three with just seconds left in See PATRIOTS, Page B5

With her team trailing by three points at halftime, and facing the possibility of their first loss in conference play, Eastlake High School coach Sara Goldie implored her team to get back to the basics. The Lady Wolves listened, and responded with a 26-point third-quarter barrage, taking control of the host Skyline Spartans for a 69-57 victory in a Class 4A KingCo Conference girls basketball game Jan. 15. “We knew coming in, Skyline’s a great team,” Goldie said. “They’re going to come after us, and they’re going to give us a great game, and they did to the very end.” Skyline coach Greg Bruns lauded his team for playing a complete game through the first 16 minutes. The Spartans forced several turnovers, turned them into easy baskets, and took a 31-28 lead to intermission. “That was probably our best half of the year right there,” Bruns said. “If we can put two of those halves together, we’re going to be pretty tough. That’s the magic tonic for us the rest of the year, is just to try to find that.” Alex Daugherty, a senior guard, spurred Skyline (7-5 overall, 2-5 conference) for much of the game. She had seven points in the first quarter as the Spartans emerged with a 17-16 lead. Late in the sec-

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Maggie Douglas (44), Eastlake High School senior post, reaches in trying to strip the ball from Skyline senior post Bryn deVita during the first quarter of their Jan. 15 basketball game. ond period, she scored four quick points — a transition layup, followed by two free throws — to keep her team in front at the break. Daugherty, who averages 6.5 points per game, ended up with a career-high 20 on a variety of jumpers, drives and free throws. “That’s what she’s totally capable of — she made some tough shots to get those 20,” Bruns said. “That was definitely one of Alex’s better games, and not necessarily offensively, but defensively as well.” However, the lead didn’t stand up for Skyline. Eastlake (11-1, 7-0) turned up its defensive pressure to start the second half, and got its perimeter shooters in a rhythm. Elizabeth Tracy hit consecutive 3-pointers to forge a 34-34 tie, and Rachel Lorentson followed with two more treys.

Haleigh Boe, who came off the bench to contribute nine points, finished a 3-point play in transition off a good pass from Elise Morrison, stretching the Wolves’ lead to 54-43 after three quarters. Maddie Adamson hit a 3-pointer to cut Skyline’s deficit to seven points with 31.5 seconds left, but the Spartans didn’t get any closer. Eastlake junior Ellie Woerner had a key steal, and the Wolves hit five of their last six attempts at the free-throw line to polish things off. Shelby Kassuba scored 13 points for Skyline, but Eastlake held senior post Bryn deVita in check. After scoring 20 in a win against Ballard on Jan. 10, deVita managed only four points against the Wolves. See SPARTANS, Page B5

Spartans boys lose to Wolves on ‘Money’ shot By Neil Pierson npierson@ sammamishreview.com The play is called “Money,” and Davis Woerner made sure it was worth every cent. Needing a clutch shot late in regulation, Eastlake High School boys basketball coach Brian Dailey drew up a play for Woerner, the Wolves’ 6-foot-6 senior forward, who has exceptional range for a player of his size. Woerner sank a 3-pointer from the left corner, tying the score late in the fourth quarter, and visiting Eastlake went on to defeat rival Skyline, 81-76, in overtime in a Jan. 14 Class 4A KingCo Conference contest. Woerner, who finished with 18 points on six 3-point buckets, said the play was executed well. Eastlake faked a pass to one corner of the court, and Mick Vorhof and Jake Davidson set a double screen for Woerner, who tied the score at 69 with 15.1 seconds left. Skyline (5-4, 3-4) had a

chance to win in the final seconds, but senior guard Jonah Eastern missed a 3-pointer amid heavy defensive pressure. In overtime, Eastlake picked up a key offensive foul that negated a basket from Skyline’s Collin Crisp. Vorhof then drilled a contested jumper to give the Wolves the lead, and Jordan Lester finished a 3-point play off a Mason Pierzchalski assist to make it 76-71. Vorhof scored 18 points and Pierzchalski added 11 for the Wolves. Trailing by three, the Spartans forced a turnover on an Eastlake inbounds play, and had one final chance to keep the game going. But junior Robert Biegaj — who had a gamehigh 26 points — was short on a contested 3-pointer, and Lester iced the game for the Wolves with two free throws. Eastlake had to climb out of holes in both halves. Skyline led by as many as 11 points in the first half, and then broke free again with a 19-8 surge in


the third quarter to lead, 58-46. Skyline’s hot shooting from beyond the arc hurt Eastlake for much of the game. Eastern, who scored 20 points, had five of his team’s nine 3-pointers. But the Spartans managed only one trey in the fourth period and overtime, and the Wolves outscored them 35-18 in that 12-minute stretch. The second quarter featured six lead changes, and Skyline went to halftime with a 39-38 edge. The home squad came out of the break on fire as Eastern, Biegaj and Dae’von Bovan all hit 3-pointers, and Bovan had a buzzerbeating putback to rebuild Skyline’s double-digit edge. Down the stretch, though, Eastlake’s Lester proved invaluable. He scored 14 of his team-leading 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Skyline will be on the road this week as the Spartans attempt to improve their playoff position. They play at Newport at 8 p.m. Jan. 24.

Amanda Dumont, Issaquah High School senior, works her uneven bars routine on the way to a high score for the Eagles of 8.65, as she totaled up a team-best 32.85 points Jan. 16 at the Eagles’ gymnastics meet against Bothell, held at Ballard High School. By Greg Farrar

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SCOREBOARD 8 p.m. Jan. 28 - Woodinville at Issaquah, Eastlake at Newport, Redmond at Skyline, all 7:30 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Standings Crown Division Team League Overall Garfield 7-0 12-0 Issaquah 6-1 7-4 Ballard 4-4 7-5 Roosevelt 4-4 7-6 Skyline 3-4 5-4 Newport 0-6 4-6 Crest Division Team League Overall Eastlake 4-3 8-5 Inglemoor 3-3 6-6 Redmond 3-3 6-5 Bothell 3-4 7-5 Woodinville 1-6 4-9 Tuesday, Jan. 14 Issaquah 68, Inglemoor 53 Inglemoor 12 16 11 14 -53 Issaquah 19 13 14 22 -68 Inglemoor: Edlin 9, Luckett 6, Jo. Gardner 4, Peacocke 3, Miller 29, Ja. Gardner 1, Nelson 1, Portugal 0, Shekeryk 0 Issaquah: Trevon Ary-Turner 9, Brian Watson 9, Jack Jerue 2, Scott Kellum 2, Ty Gibson 14, Addison McIrvin 12, Jake Henke 10, Cory Nevin 10, Jason Crandall 0, Tanner Davis 0, David VanHalm 0 Eastlake 81, Skyline 76 (OT) Eastlake 18 20 8 23 12 -81 Skyline 22 17 19 11 7 -76 Eastlake: Eric Uhlar 6, Jake Davidson 4, Jordan Lester 24, Mick Vorhof 18, Davis Woerner 18, Mason Pierzchalski 11, Ben Davidson 0, Jeffrey Feinglas 0 Skyline: Collin Crisp 8, Dae’von Bovan 7, Blake O’Brien 7, Drew Stender 4, Blake Gregory 3, Robert Biegaj 26, Jonah Eastern 20, Nick Brodeur 1, Braden Ahlemeyer 0, Ryan Sakamoto 0, Logan Wanamaker 0 Friday, Jan. 17 Garfield 84, Skyline 61 Skyline 11 18 17 15 - 61 Garfield 25 26 12 21 - 84 Skyline: Dae’von Bovan 9, Blake O’Brien 8, Matt Smith 8, Jonah Eastern 7, Blake Gregory 4, Logan Wanamaker 4, Ryan Sakamoto 3, Braden Ahlemeyer 2, Collin Crisp 2, Robert Biegaj 14, Nick Brodeur 0, Gabe Pitasky 0, Drew Stender 0 Garfield: Nowell 8, Shephard 5, Brown 3, Isabell 25, Cheney 2, Baker 15, Tucker 14, Agosto 11, Greeley 1, Howard 0, Nelson 0 Issaquah 73, Newport 65 Newport 19 20 15 11 - 65 Issaquah 24 16 16 17 - 73 Newport: Kingma 7, Sample 5, Higgins 19, Throckmorton 17, Ferris 14, Lock 1, Goforth 0, Lin 0 Issaquah: Brian Watson 9, Jake Henke 8, Cory Nevin 7, Scott Kellum 4, Ty Gibson 24, Addison McIrvin 11, Trevon Ary-Turner 10, Jason Crandall 0, Jack Jerue 0, David VanHalm 0 This week Jan. 24 - Eastlake at Bothell, 7:30 p.m.; Ballard at Issaquah, Skyline at Newport, all

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the game. “Daniel plays a lot of time on JV, working with those guys, but we’ve seen him make a number of threes, so when we needed a 3-point specialist, we put him in at the end of the game and he steps up,” Liberty coach Omar Parker said. That basket caused an eruption of screaming delight so loud that you couldn’t even hear the announcer yell “Daniel Rodriguez for three” over the speakers. “It was so hard to hear out there. It was crazy,” Frey said. “I couldn’t feel

KINGCO 3A/2A CONFERENCE Standings Team League Overall Bellevue 7-0 9-2 Lake Wash. 6-1 9-3 Mercer Isl. 5-2 9-3 Sammamish 3-3 5-4 Liberty 2-5 4-9 Juanita 1-4 2-7 Mount Si 1-5 3-5 Interlake 1-6 2-11 Tuesday, Jan. 14 Juanita 69, Liberty 45 Juanita 15 11 17 26 - 69 Liberty 15 9 6 15 - 45 Juanita: Ellingsworth 7, Wallace 7, Close 6, Radke 6, Cole 4, Kurfess 4, Montgomery 2, Moctezuma 18, Andrews 15, McCool 0. Liberty: Peyton Frey 5, Dayton Mackay 5, Austin Mackey 4, Mike Walters 3, Kellen Birdsall 24, Alex Hall 2, Nate Steenis 2, Preston Mitsui 0, Josh Nelson 0 Friday, Jan. 17 Liberty 49, Sammamish 44 (OT) Sammamish 9 15 5 11 4 - 44 Liberty 7 11 4 18 9 - 49 Sammamish: Tracy 8, Pratt 6, Babayan 4, Honn 4, Shinaul 3, Edwards 2, Ambartsumyan 17 Liberty: Dayton Mackay 8, Preston Mitsui 7, Griffin Lockhart 6, Austin Mackey 6, Mike Walters 4, Daniel Rodriguez 3, Josh Nelson 2, Peyton Frey 13. This week Jan. 24 - Liberty at Mount Si, 8 p.m. Jan. 25 - Mount Si at Liberty, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 - Mercer Island at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. METRO 3A LEAGUE Standings Mountain Division Team League Overall O’Dea 8-1 9-4 E. Catholic 7-2 10-3 Seattle Prep 6-3 8-5 Lakeside 4-4 6-6 Blanchet 1-8 4-8 Sound Division Team League Overall Rainier Beach 9-0 13-0 Bainbridge 4-3 8-4 West Seattle 1-6 4-7 Chief Sealth 0-8 1-8 Valley Division Team League Overall Franklin 7-1 10-2 Nathan Hale 3-5 5-7 Cleveland 3-5 4-8 Ingraham 0-7 2-10 Tuesday, Jan. 14 Eastside Catholic 49, Seattle Prep 48 Seattle Prep 12 14 15 7 -48 EC 18 12 13 6 -49 Seattle Prep: Caindec 6, Gummersall 6, Nettles 6, Stewart 6, Hicks 5, Reiser 2, Van Hare 2, Kitchen 15, Cormier 0. EC: Matisse Thybulle 8, Nathan Christie 6,

my legs at one point because I was so excited.” It sent the game to a four-minute overtime, where Liberty captured the come-from-behind victory, 49-44. Just as that two-minute stretch in regulation began with a Frey 3-pointer, so, too, did overtime. “Payton has played a lot more this year, and he’s been up and down with his 3-point shooting,” Parker said. “We’ve told him to remain confident, and I think he’s one of the best shooters in the conference, and just to keep kind of plugging along, and he just steps up and buries it.” Frey ended the game with 13 points, followed by Mackay, who had eight, and Preston Mitsui, who had seven.

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Ian Christie 4, Zach Wallin 3, Austin Moss 2, Mandrell Worthy 14, Max Hudgins 12, Morgan Clark 0 Friday, Jan. 17 Eastside Catholic 73, Lakeside 68 EC 14 20 20 19 - 73 Lakeside 14 13 22 19 - 68 EC: Ian Christie 7, Morgan Clark 5, Zach Wallin 3, Mandrell Worthy 18, Matisse Thybulle 15, Nathan Christie 14, Max Hudgins 10, Austin Moss 1 Lakeside: De la Fuente 5, Brown 39, Boyle 3, Helean 3, Walker 2, Davis 15, Padden 1, Buskirk 0 Saturday, Jan. 18 Eastside Catholic 64, Cleveland 63 EC 25 11 12 16 - 64 Cleveland 9 19 13 22 - 63 EC: Max Hudgins 8, Nathan Christie 7, Matisse Thybulle 7, Morgan Clark 5, Mandrell Worthy 24, Austin Moss 2, Zach Wallin 11 Cleveland: Bird 9, Petty 8, Townsend 8, Sanders 7, Walker 6, Greene 25 This week Jan. 24 - Eastside Catholic at Bishop Blanchet, 8 p.m. Jan. 28 - Eastside Catholic at Franklin, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Standings Crown Division Team League Overall Newport 6-0 8-3 Issaquah 5-2 7-5 Garfield 3-4 6-6 Skyline 2-5 7-5 Ballard 2-6 6-7 Roosevelt 1-7 2-11 Crest Division Team League Overall Eastlake 7-0 11-1 Woodinville 5-2 7-5 Inglemoor 4-2 8-3 Bothell 3-4 9-4 Redmond 0-6 2-10 Wednesday, Jan. 15 Inglemoor 72, Issaquah 52 Inglemoor 15 24 20 13 - 72 Issaquah 11 17 9 15 - 52 Inglemoor: Gardner 7, Walker 8, I. Emeka 3, Hagen 13, Williams 0, Price 12, McCausland 7, C. Emeka 6, Nicholas 2, Strother 14. Issaquah: No scoring report Friday, Jan. 17 Skyline 69, Garfield 36 Skyline 17 18 15 19 - 69 Garfield 13 11 12 0 - 36 Skyline: Taylor McKerlich 8, Alex Daugherty 7, Kailey Kassuba 6, Bryn deVita 22, Maddie Adamson 2, Shelby Kassuba 14, Promise Taylor 10, Nicole Cox 0, Cassidy Daugherty 0, Stella Mazzaferro 0, Alicia Shim 0 Garfield: Petty 6, Patu 5, Sterling-Boswell 3, Davis 2, Meloney-Bertelli 2, Dunn 0, Fukujara 0 Issaquah 53, Newport 43 Newport 10 10 11 12 - 43 Issaquah 2 17 19 15 - 53 Newport: Gobel 8, Hillyer 3, Sahlinger 3, Crabtree 2, Victor 14, Schoenlein 13, Brown 0, Day 0, Jenkins 0, Parker 0, Sliwoski 0 Issaquah: Ellen Macnary 6, Tatum Dow 5, Jozie

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“For her, it’s always shot selection,” Bruns said. “When she takes good shots, she’s a good shooter. And when she starts forcing things like that, it causes her some problems.” Skyline is in line to claim the fourth and final playoff berth from the KingCo Crown Division, and faces road tests in its next two games — Jan. 22 at Inglemoor (7:30 p.m.) and Jan. 24 at Newport (6:30 p.m.).

Crisafulli 3, Mackenzie Weiberg 20, Mandie Hill 18, Sophie Foreman 1, Hope Dahlquist 0, Sara Heigel 0, Lauren Longo 0, Paige Montague 0, Liza Watson 0, Emily Winterstein 0 This week Jan. 22 - Garfield at Eastlake, Skyline at Inglemoor, Issaquah at Redmond, all 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 - Eastlake at Bothell, 6 p.m.; Ballard at Issaquah, Skyline at Newport, all 6:30 p.m. KINGCO 3A/2A CONFERENCE Standings Team League Overall Juanita 7-1 13-1 Liberty 6-1 10-3 Mercer Isl. 5-2 7-5 Bellevue 5-3 10-4 Sammamish 3-4 6-5 Lake Wash. 3-4 6-7 Interlake 1-7 4-9 Mount Si 0-7 2-11 Wednesday, Jan. 15 Liberty 61, Juanita 54 Juanita 15 13 12 14 - 54 Liberty 12 15 10 24 - 61 Juanita: Richardson 5, Nunn 23, Carter 2, Gildersleeve 2, Waltar 2, Aaron 10, Brink 10. Liberty: Sarah Bliesner 0, Danielle Demps 6, Avery Granberg 6, Sierra Carlson 8, Alicia Abraham 6, Tara Johnson 3, Rebekah Campbell 13, Cherelle Demps 1, Ashlan Applegate 16, Adele Payant 2 Liberty 54, Sammamish 28 Sammamish 7 8 10 3 - 28 Liberty 13 18 13 10 - 54 Sammamish: Mo. Mincy 7, Brooks 4, Hagstrom 17, Brooke 0, Chi 0, Frelix 0, Jenckes 0, Johnson 0, Ma. Mincy 0, Robinson 0, Therriault 0 Liberty: Sierra Carlson 8, Sarah Bliesner 7, Rebekah Campbell 5, Tara Johnson 5, Alicia Abraham 4, Avery Granberg 4, Adelle Payant 4, Ashlan Applegate 2, Cherelle Demps 2, Danielle Demps 13 This week Jan. 22 - Liberty at Interlake, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 - Liberty at Mount Si, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 - Mount Si at Liberty, 5 p.m.

GYMNASTICS KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Thursday, Jan. 16 Team scores: Newport 171.2, Skyline 144.5, Eastlake 144.1, Inglemoor 141.85 Vault: 1. Ho (N) 9.4; 2. Jenna Hayes (E) 9.3; 3. Groh (N) 9.0. Bars: 1. Ho (N) 9.1; 2. Groh (N) 8.6; T-3. Hayes (E) 8.2; T-3. Gorman (N) 8.2. Beam: 1. Ho (N) 9.4; 2. Hayes (E) 9.05; 3. Danielle Backman (S) 8.8. Floor: 1. Groh

KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Tuesday, Jan. 14 Skyline 43, Eastlake 42 Skyline wins on tiebreaker criteria 106: Zach Froeber (S) p. Martin Miller, 3:30. 113: Kody Nguyen (S) won by forfeit. 120: Nathan Swanson (S) won by forfeit. 126: Nathan Jensen (S) p. Konrad Peterson, 5:28. 132: Tristan Steciw (S) p. Jacob Mayo, 9:35. 138: William Galarpe (E) p. Jacob Gehrett, 2:54. 145: Joseph DeMatteo (S) p. Chris Lockwood, 1:00. 152: James Jensen (E) p. Adrian Abraham, 2:45. 160: Miles Williams (E)

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KINGCO 3A/2A CONFERENCE Thursday, Jan. 16 Mercer Island 48, Liberty 24 106: Pedersen (MI) won by forfeit. 113: Yuasa (MI) tf. Joseph Jarmen, 18-2. 120: Dillon Ching (L) p. Fu, 0:29. 126: Wilson (MI) p. Kyle Armstrong, 3:22. 132: Pruchno (MI) md. Zach Toombs, 14-3. 138: Lee (MI) p. Alec Bluhm, 3:04. 145: Walker (MI) d. Juan Flores, 10-4. 152: Ong (MI) d. Jimmy Andrus, 11-7. 160: Meinzinger-Richards (MI) d. Cooper Antin, 7-0. 170: Connor Small (L) p. Frazier, 3:57. 182: Quinn Magendanz (L) p. Ranz, 0:47. 195: Condon (MI) p. Will Nguyen, 0:45. 220: Zach Arthur (L) p. Majewski, 2:17. 285: King (MI) won by forfeit

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KINGCO 4A CONFERENCE Thursday, Jan. 9 Issaquah 116, Liberty 69 200 medley relay: 1. I (Jason Klein, Gabe Florsheim, Henry Pratt, Alex Sun) 1:43.19. 200 free: 1. Connor Biehl (L) 1:52.37. 200 IM: 1. Keith Nussbaum (I) 2:06.71. 50 free: 1. Klein (I) 22.66. Diving: 1. Trey Gevers (I) 156.50 points. 100 butterfly: 1. Klein (I) 55.61. 100 free: 1. Biehl (L) 51.91. 500 free: 1. Nussbaum (I) 5:10.65. 200 free relay: 1. I (Florsheim, Pratt, Nussbaum, Sun) 1:34.95. 100 back: 1. Nolan Wolgamott (I) 1:06.73. 100 breaststroke: 1. Nick Klatt (L) 1:05.49. 400 free relay: 1. I (Klein, Sun, Pratt, Nussbaum) 3:32.06. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Issaquah 96, Newport 90 200 medley relay: 1. I (Jason Klein, Ben Nussbaum, Gabe Florsheim, James Pratt) 1:40.97. 200 free: 1. Klein (I) 1:48.86. 200 IM: 1. Pana (N) 2:00.31. 50 free: 1. Pratt (I) 23.33. Diving: 1. Change (N) 185.90 points. 100 butterfly: 1. Makhervaks (N) 55.87. 100 free: 1. Elhajj (N) 51.15. 500 free: 1. Pana (N) 4:59.35. 200 free relay: 1. I (Florsheim, Klein, Pratt, Nussbaum) 1:31.80. 100 back: 1. Klein (I) 55.57. 100 breaststroke: 1. Campbell (N) 1:01.47. 400 free relay: 1. N (Elhajj, Makhervaks, Dittig, Pana) 3:28.37. This week Jan. 23 - Redmond vs. Eastlake (at Redmond Pool), 3 p.m.; Skyline vs. Issaquah (at Boehm Pool, Issaquah), 3:15 p.m. Jan. 28 - Inglemoor and Redmond at Eastlake (at Redmond Pool), 3 p.m.; Newport at Skyline (at Boehm Pool, Issaquah), 3:15 p.m.

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p. Brennon Raphael, 5:33. 170: Bo Longmore (S) p. Ryan Wasserman, 1:59. 182: Jacob Kaufman (E) won by forfeit. 195: Matt Budoff (E) won by forfeit. 220: Jonnie Estrada (E) won by forfeit. 285: Rudy Ross (E) p. Henry Bainivalu, 3:04. Wednesday, Jan. 15 Issaquah 36, Inglemoor 34 106: Jacob Levtut (Iss) won by forfeit. 113: Torre Eaton (Iss) p. Epps, 0:21. 120: Steve Soledad (Iss) p. Claudon, 4:41. 126: LeonNogales (Ing) md. Charles Hoult, 13-4. 132: Jordan Hamilton (Iss) d. Barker, 7-6. 138: Louden Ivey (Iss) d. Pham, 11-7. 145: Seward (Ing) p. Seth Hartman, 5:42. 152: Hunter Hurley (Iss) d. Harshman, 12-8. 160: Caleb Elam (Iss) d. Bartolo, 9-2. 170: Patrick (Ing) p. Parker Hamilton, 1:29. 182: Sjoquiest (Ing) p. Chance Gunter, 1:31. 195: Utton (Ing) p. Terrance Zaragoza, 0:16. 220: Robert Steil (Iss) p. Chou, 4:54. 285: Milcarek (Ing) p. Ruben Orta, 3:59 Thursday, Jan. 16 Skyline 48, Newport 24 106: Zach Froeber (S) won by forfeit. 113: Kody Nguyen (S) won by forfeit. 120: Nathan Swanson (S) d. Yingling, 8-3. 126: Nathan Jensen (S) p. Dwyer, 1:54. 132: Tristan Steciw (S) p. Little, 3:16. 138: Jacob Gehrett (S) p. Smith-Fraser, 3:28. 145: Joseph DeMatteo (S) p. Ono, 1:22. 152: Talat (N) d. Adrian Abraham, 13-7. 160: Brennon Raphael (S) d. Ophus, 9-2. 170: Bo Longmore (S) p. Lounsbery, 0:35. 182: Anderson (N) p. Randy Hilleary, 2:28. 195: McFarlane (N) won by forfeit. 220: Murphy (N) d. Henry Bainivalu, 7-3. 285: Ballesteros (N) won by forfeit. This week Jan. 23 - Redmond at Eastlake, Issaquah at Roosevelt, all 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 - Inglemoor at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 - Roosevelt and Skyline at Redmond, 6 p.m.; Newport at Eastlake, Issaquah at Woodinville, all 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Liberty debuts forensic sciences

Special Olympics gets student support

Environmental Club raises awareness

Lined with outlines of corpses, fingerprint classification charts and DNA posters, Room 128 is home to three sections of the new “Forensic Science” class at Liberty High School. The class focuses on subjects including Nathan Dahm fingerprint analysis, Liberty toxicology, blood type and splatter patterns, High School and DNA investigation, and is a popular course elsewhere in the district. In its first year at Liberty, the class has drawn 93 students. Science teacher Alisa Jeremica, who previously student-taught forensic science at Lakes High School, is teaching the class. She had asked for a forensics class after she began teaching at Liberty in 2007; approval from the Issaquah School District did not arrive until last May. “Forensics is more of an application class than the other, more traditional sciences,” Jeremica said. “We learn one specific idea or technique from the different sciences, like biology, chemistry and physics, and then we apply that to some situation in order to solve a crime or process a certain kind of evidence.” While it relies on concepts from biology, chemistry and physics, forensics serves as an alternative course. “A student with a pretty string biology background, a basic understanding of chemistry and some math skills would be fine taking my class,” Jeremica said.

Issaquah High School has a tradition of supporting specialneeds students, whether through the Sharing Interests, Forming Friendships Club, where students go see movies together and organize ine Wells other fun activities, Madel or through a peer Issaquah tutoring system. High School One of the most popular traditions, however, is cheering for our Special Olympics team. At the “cram the stands” Special Olympics basketball game last year, an amazing turnout made for an incredible experience for everyone present. “A huge portion of the student body came to support, and the result was this enormous, meaningful and validating experience,” senior Rebecca Chinn said. This year, the “cram the stands” game was the first home game for the Special Olympics basketball season, on Jan. 13 against Ingraham High School. The band and cheerleading squad, as well as nearly 100 students, attended the game to cheer on their classmates. “Personally, I think we’re really fortunate to be a part of this inclusive environment,” Chinn said before the game. Her enthusiasm for the team reflects the attitude of many encouraging and involved IHS students. High school students have a significant ability to give their peers a sense of appreciation and support, and cheering on the Special Olympics team is a wonderful way to make them feel the love.

Skyline High School’s Environmental Club is about to make a huge impact — its members have decided to help transform their school into an eco-friendly learning environment for students and staff alike. The King CounNoela Lu try Green School Organization provides Skyline three levels a school High School must reach in order to be considered “green”: Level One is waste reduction, Level Two is energy conservation and Level Three is water conservation. Skyline is not even a Level One school. Other schools in the district, such as Liberty High School and Pine Lake Middle School, are well on their way to reaching Level Two. This doesn’t mean Skyline students don’t care about the environment. It’s just no club has taken the initiative to emphasize the importance of waste reduction and energy conservation. That’s precisely what Skyline’s Environmental Club is trying to change. In their campaign to helping the school reach Level One, members are creating inspirational posters to remind their fellow peers to recycle, and planning a series of short educational videos to be broadcasted on Skyline’s weekly news show, SPTV. The club hopes to get the school to Level Two by the end of the school year.

H ot L ist ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second installment in Peter Jackson’s new trilogy, features “Lord of the Rings” alum Orlando Bloom reprising his role as Legolas, and Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug, in addition to the returning cast from the first Hobbit movie. The plot revolves around a hobbit recruited to help 13 dwarves on a quest to take back their home, which has been seized by a monstrous dragon. Filled with intense drama and laughs all around, the movie is very enjoyable and keeps audience members on the edges of their seats.

‘High Hopes,’ by Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album doesn’t disappoint. Springsteen, accompanied by the E Street Band, draws inspiration from various artists, including his new muse, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, who “pushed the rest of this project to another level,” Springsteen said. Its eclectic track list has something for everyone, and critics have mixed, but generally positive reviews of the artist who was once described as g By Helen Wan the essence Skyline of rock and High School roll’s future.

Let’s Talk About It Hitting the snooze button to get more sleep It is finals season and that means stress levels are going up while hours of sleep are going down. Some days, you u feel forced Sampurna Bas to choose between Skyline High that extra hour School of sleep or a potentially better

quences that might seem even a little more relevant. Lack of sleep can actually lead to increased acne and other skin problems. You can slather on as much hydroxatone as you want, but not getting enough sleep cancels it all out. Lack of sleep also encourages the body to crave unhealthy foods, such as sweets or fried foods that you might have had the willpower to resist otherwise. There are many more where those came from but the point is: You need to sleep.

grade. However, all of the choices we make for our bodies come with consequences; choosing to forgo sleep is no exception. Sleep is basically food for the brain, so depriving your brain of much-needed rest detracts from your mood, awareness and overall performance, according to the National Sleep Foundation. By not getting enough sleep, you are actually detracting from your ability to score well on that test you were cramming for in the first place. Here are some proven conse-

Of course, sometimes it just seems as if the entirety of doing homework, stressing, cramming, testing and repeating is a system setting you up to fail. To address this, the Issaquah School District is actively looking into homework reforms after a survey taken in the 2012-2013 school year. Until those reforms are enacted, make sure to make informed decisions. Try some new sleeping patterns to make sure you get the number of hours you need: The average teen needs 9.25 hours a night.


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“I honestly do not believe in New Year’s resolutions, but I do make a set of New Year’s resolutions that I would like to accomplish even though they’ll most likely never get done. ”

“Mine are actually going quite well so far! It’s still early on, but I made sure to write them down somewhere so I’ll be reminded to follow through with them. “

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“My New Year’s resolution wasn’t anything new but just a continuation of what I was doing since 2013, which is hardcore biking cardio — one hour every day and I’ve been keeping it up since.”

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Common suggestions include napping in the afternoon or simply going to bed at 8 p.m. in order to get a couple of extra hours in the morning. Whichever you choose, make sure to maintain a routine and stay away from artificial sleep inducers. There is also the universal solution of not procrastinating: Plan your week so you don’t have too many high-stress assignments cluttered into one day. It’s your life; make choices that work for you. Sweet dreams!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 •


County library system names new foundation executive director

Beth Castleberry was recently named executive director of the King County Library System Foundation. With 18 years of experience in fundraising and development, Castleberry most recently was the chief development officer for Seattle-based nonprofit Global Partnerships. She also held development positions at the Washington State University Foundation, Seattle Symphony and Junior Achievement, and served as deputy director of development for the Seattle Public Library Foundation from 1999 to 2004. Castleberry replaces recently retired KCLS Foundation Executive Director Jeanne Thorsen. The KCLS Foundation is the nonprofit organization dedicated to raising additional funds for library programs, resources, facilities and other amenities not available through the KCLS operating or capital budgets. Learn more about the KCLS Foundation at http:// bit.ly/1hjywjw.

Help keep county clean by reporting illegal dumping Illegal dumping can spread pests and disease, harm the environment, reduce property values and create public eyesores. The King County Illegal Dumping Hotline offers a simple and convenient way for citizens to report suspected illegal dumping activity. Report illegal dumping activity online at the King County Solid Waste Division website, www.kingcounty. gov/reportdumping, and provide information about the location, the nature of the complaint and other details. Reports are passed on to the appropriate agency for investigation and site cleanup. Illegal dumping can also be reported by calling 206296-SITE (7483) or 1-866431-7483 toll free.

Tana Senn is appointed to three House committees State Rep. Tana Senn has been appointed to positions on the Early Learning & Human Services Committee, Capital Budget Committee and Environment Committee. That is the lineup Senn pursued after her appointment to the House of Representatives in 2013. “These three House committees are a great fit for our region,” she said in a news release. Senn, whose 41st Legislative District comprises all or parts of Beaux Arts Village, Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Renton and Sammamish, noted that the committee assignments reflect core values in her decision to seek legislative office. “My placement on these committees will allow me to focus on improving the lives of families in the 41st Legislative District and across the state,” she said. Senn was appointed to the House in September by a unanimous vote of the King County Council.

Students: Enter state PTA essay contest The Washington State PTA is sponsoring a statewide essay contest, recognizing the significant contribution men make in children’s lives and their education. The contest is open to any student from kindergarten through 12th grade. All men involved in a youngster’s life — fathers, uncles, grandpas, brothers, stepfathers, mentors, neighbors, teachers, coaches, pastors and friends — impact the children they care about. The contest encourages students to explore that vital relationship. Learn more or enter a student’s piece at www. wastatepta.org/programs/ PTA_mens. The deadline is March 1.

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New York transplant Brian Yorkey returns home to direct ‘The Foreigner’ By Peter Clark pclark@isspress.com



Village Theatre alum has come home to takes audiences south with “The Foreigner.” Brian Yorkey, celebrated playwright, lyricist and director, has returned to direct the two-act comedy play, which opens Jan. 23. He could not be happier. “I always love to work here,” Pulitzer prize winner Yorkey said of Issaquah and Village Theatre. “This is home to me. Also, it’s a play I’ve loved since I was a teenager.” Written by Larry Shue, “The Foreigner” tells the story of two British travelers, Charlie Baker and “Froggy” LeSueur, who make their way to a Georgia fishing lodge. Shy and wrestling with emotional turmoil, Baker refuses to speak, leaving LeSueur to introduce him as an exotic foreigner who does not know a word of English. Thinking Baker does not understand them, the locals engage in onesided word play which eventually reveals many secrets and a few schemes. “I saw it at Pioneer Square Theater when I was young,” Yorkey said. “It was just fantastic. It’s hilarious, it’s odd and it By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre has a really good heart.” Yorkey has been with Village Angela DiMarco (left) as Catherine Simms, Eric Ray Anderson as Owen Musser Theatre since starting at the and Patrick Phillips as Sgt. Froggy LeSueur appear in a scene from the Village KIDSTAGE. He worked his way Theatre production of ‘The Foreigner.’

‘The Foreigner’ 4Jan. 23 to March 2 4Francis Gaudette Theatre 4303 Front St. N. 4392-2202 or www.villagetheatre.org up to spend eight years as the associate art director. While in the position, he said he constantly lobbied for the theater to put on “The Foreigner.” “I pestered and I pestered,” he said, laughing that they chose to do the show after he left. “When it finally came up, they called me to direct.” Though it might be a dream for Yorkey to direct the play, it still demands a lot of hard work. He helped cast in August, but proper rehearsals did not begin until Dec. 30. “It’s been a very intense process,” he said. “But I have great actors and great human beings. That’s always a plus.” He described casting of “The Foreigner” as a very specific process. “Every single person is a character,” Yorkey said. “They are vivid and quirky, and we were looking for real distinct actors.” To his cast’s credit, he said he not only found actors with some Southern sensibilities, but

Kick off 2014 with hearty, healthy soup By Maria Nelson I’m not one for making grandiose New Year’s resolutions as I often find that I’m rarely able to keep them. I do, however, love the start of a new year, and the fresh possibilities that exist therein. Eating lighter/healthier is for me not so much a New Year’s resolution but rather one that I attempt to view as an ongoing daily one. I often fail in this attempt, but its appeal is ever present and I love the way I feel when I eat wholly and healthfully. More vegetables, more healthy fats and more whole grain are really the focus of our efforts around here these days and soup is, in my opinion, the perfect vehicle for their consumption. Without doubt, soup is one of those meals that is economical, healthy and filling, and fits the bill for all sorts of occasions. Bowls of chili, matzo ball

soup and hearty minestrone often grace our weeknight dinner table. When more elegant occasions arise, we often choose soups with light pureed vegetables, lentils, peas and aromatics. Both varieties are ultimately filling, ultimately satisfying and made naturally, and are waistline friendly. Served with salads or whole grain breads, soups are a perfect meal and can easily be stretched to serve a crowd or made to serve as an extra weeknight dinner. While not huge steamed cauliflower fans, my family does love this creamy low-fat soup. Oven roasting imparts a nutty, caramelized flavor and the addition of baby broccoli (you can substitute broccoli florets if you wish) as a garnish ups the vegetable count. I love the addition of hazelnuts and garlic oil, but if you are really concerned about reducing fats, feel free to omit them.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup Serves 4 41 large head cauliflower, trimmed and chopped 41 large sweet onion, chopped 42 tablespoons olive oil 44 cups chicken stock 41 cup low-fat evaporated milk 4Salt and pepper to taste 41 bunch broccolini 4Red pepper flakes 4Chopped hazelnuts 4Garlic oil Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the cauliflower and onion on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring half way through, until golden and beginning to caramelize. Place the cauliflower and onions in a stock pot and cover with the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the evaporated milk and season additionally with more salt and pepper. Puree the soup in a blender in batches or use an immersion blender in the stock pot, until the soup is creamy and smooth. Keep soup warm and set aside. In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, steam the broccolini in a small amount of water. Steam until just fork tender, no longer than 3-5 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls. Cut the broccolini into bite-sized pieces and place on top of soup as a garnish along with red pepper flakes, chopped hazelnuts and a drizzle of oil. Maria Nelson is a blogger and food photographer living in Issaquah. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Relish Magazine, Buzz Feed, Daily Candy and other online publications. Find her at www. pinkpatisserie.blogspot.com.

Sustainability film series presents ‘Trashed’ The city of Issaquah’s Office of Sustainability presents the documentary “Trashed” as part of its free Sustainability Film Series from 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Issaquah High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Second Ave. S.E. “Trashed” examines the crisis of trash, highlighting how garbage threatens our health and the environment. The film will be followed by a panel discussion of local experts, including King County EcoConsumer Tom Watson. Some images may not be suitable for young children. Learn more at www.issaquahwa.gov/sustainability or by calling 837-3400.

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also some real characters. “There are absolutely no ordinary people in this cast,” he said with a smile. “And we have someone from Georgia, from Kansas and Texas.” “The Foreigner” features a great deal of activity and the word “madcap” is often used to describe it. “I won’t say it’s an easy play to stage,” Yorkey said, confident in the story he will bring to audiences. “The madcap parts have to come naturally. It has to be grounded in reality.” Yorkey last directed 2011’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Village Theatre and he has not been idle since. The day after “The Foreigner” opens, he flies back to Broadway to oversee rehearsals for his new musical, “If/Then.” After that, he said he is working on several theatrical adaptations, including the 2012 film “Magic Mike.” And said he has a few film projects in the works. Though he has moved to New York City and filled his shelves with awards, he has not forgotten what Village Theatre meant to his life. “Part of the reason I love coming here is that split of you always feel embraced and no one’s going to take your crap,” Yorkey said. “No one’s all that impressed. They like me, but they expect me to hold up my end.”

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