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Stacy Goodman appointed to City Council seat

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter City Council members appointed attorney Stacy Goodman to the council March 7, ending a monthslong process to fill the seat. “I believe there is a space up at the dais for you to occupy,” Mayor Ava Frisinger said after she administered the oath of office. Goodman, a past editor of The Issaquah Press, adds a fresh face — and a long résumé as a civic volun-

teer and municipal board member — to the seven-member council. The former journalist bested eight other applicants to succeed former Councilwoman Maureen McCarry, and to hold the post until after the November council election. In the initial nomination, council members picked Goodman and applicant Paul Winterstein as top choices, and the council deadlocked in a 3-3 tie. The decision hinged on Councilman Joshua Schaer, after

he shifted support from Winterstein to Goodman. McCarry resigned in December to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In January, the council put out a call for residents interested in the Position 5 seat. The call for applicants The process capped a monthslong effort to appoint a successor to McCarry. City Council applicants, dressed in

suits and skirts, on March 1 faced the half-dozen city leaders responsible for selecting a resident to serve on the council for the next 10 months. The council listened for about 90 minutes as the nine applicants outlined goals for Issaquah. Then, after the presentations, the council met in a closed-door session for about 30 minutes to discuss candidates’ qualifications. “I think almost everybody who put their hand up to come be a council member is well-spoken,

outspoken and opinionated,” longtime Development Commission member and applicant Mary Lou Pauly said. “We’re all going to participate as actively as we can. That means doing our homework, reading the reports, getting prepared and then coming to the meetings with something to offer.” Under state law, the council can discuss candidates’ qualifications See CITY


A King County Sheriff’s Office detective found the body of a missing 12-year-old Klahanie girl on March 6. Investigators said the death was noncriminal in nature. The girl, a seventh-grade student at Pacific Cascade Middle School, went missing March 2. A concerned friend of the girl called the sheriff’s office shortly before 6 p.m. that day, reporting that the girl had sent suicidal text messages and mentioned suicide on Facebook, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The sheriff’s office had received reports about the girl within the past two months. The family had

called the sheriff’s office Jan. 17, saying the teen was missing and that she was a chronic runaway. She returned home the next day, Jan. 18. After receiving the concerned call March 2, the sheriff’s office checked the area, including Pine Lake Park, but could not find the girl. When the sheriff’s office contacted the girl’s parents, “they did not believe the girl was actually suicidal, although she was not at home,” the release said. Her parents reported her missing the next day, March 3, when she did not return home. Officers tried locating the girl

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Investigators continue to search for a man involved in a possible sexual assault near Issaquah last week. Washington State Patrol detectives seek information and witnesses after a teenage girl reported a sexual assault Feb. 28. Investigators released a suspect sketch March 4.

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Police investigate possible sexual assault Police said a man in a truck picked up the Issaquah girl at about 5:30 p.m. as she walked along state Route 900 at 148th Avenue Southeast in May Valley near Issaquah, assaulted her and proceeded to drive around the area. The girl told police he held her against her will and released her after about 30 minutes. See ASSAULT, Page A3


24 hours of art Above, Cynthia Gerdes (right), a Fall City artist, works on a beeswax-andresin-pigment painting, ‘Sundew,’ as Lindy Abernathy, an Issaquah art enthusiast, looks on. The artEAST 24 Hour Art Marathon last week featured 14 local professional artists produced more than 50 works, which were then auctioned off March 5. Right, Meg Holgate bends to the floor to paint one of a number of canvases she worked on during the marathon. See video at

Firefighters: Generator caused blaze at Issaquah home Fire caused $350,000 in damage, minor injuries

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Firefighters said a generator sparked a blaze inside the garage

Fire roared through a South Cove house March 3 after the homeowner set up a generator in the garage. CONTRIBUTED

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District loses another $450,000 in state cuts

Missing Klahanie girl found dead after search By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter

at a South Cove home late last week. The fire started at about 5:50 p.m. March 3 inside a garage in the 18200 block of Southeast

43rd Court, a neighborhood along Lake Sammamish’s southern shore. Residents in the neighborhood near Timberlake Park reported explosions and black smoke billowing into the air. Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters raced to extinguish the garage fire. The blaze had reached the attached house and threatened another home nearby. Firefighting units from neighboring Bellevue assisted the EFR team. Investigators said the fire started after a portable generator inside the garage caught fire. The homeowner said he started the generator due to a weather-related power outage in the neighborhood. Fire Marshal Bud Backer said the homeowner had attempted to set up a system to vent exhaust from the generator to the outside. The homeowner and a family member in the house at the

time the fire started escaped the structure. Firefighters treated a resident for a minor injury at the scene, and the patient later sought further care at a medical facility in Issaquah. The damage to the home is estimated at $350,000. EFR officials used the incident as a reminder to residents not to use powered equipment, and similar devices using gasoline, flammable liquid or open flame, inside a home. In addition to fire risk, the equipment can give off dangerous fumes or carbon monoxide. “You don’t run generators or any power equipment inside your home,” Backer said. “Granted, it’s inside a garage where your car sits and idles, so that could make folks look at things a little differently.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


YOU SHOULD KNOW Prepare to spring forward, because daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. March 13. Remember to set clocks one hour ahead before bedtime and plan accordingly. Many computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices make the adjustment automatically. During daylight saving time, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning and set one hour later in the evening — seeming to stretch the day. The schedule continues until Nov. 1.

State lawmakers have approved a second supplemental budget that will cut another $450,000 from the Issaquah School District’s operations budget. The cuts are in addition to other cuts the state Legislature has already made to the district. In December, the state Legislature approved mid-year cuts that took away $1 million from Issaquah schools for 2010-11. When those cuts were not enough to balance the budget, legislators made further reductions Feb. 18. “In total, we will receive $1.45 mil- GET INVOLVED lion less this Submit budget school year than the state promised ideas to us in August, www.issaquah.w when we set our operations budget Select “District” and signed all of from the top our annual con- menu, go to tracts,” Jake Kuper, District “District Chief of Finance Departments,” and Operations, click on said in a news “Finances” and release. “A mid- then “Budget.” year reduction like this is unprecedented and particularly damaging because we can’t back out of our set obligations, even though the state is backing out of its” obligations. The district will have to dig deeper into its reserve fund to finance the remaining school year, diverting money that had been set aside for material adoptions. The district will have to rely on its community partners, such as the Issaquah Schools Foundation, to update its curricula, school district spokeswoman Sara Niegowski said. In August, the district had $14.5 million in its reserves, amounting to about 9 percent of its total general fund budget. About $1.45 million, or about 10 percent, has been taken out of the district’s reserves because of mid-year reductions from the state, Kuper said. Even with those cuts, the Legislature has another $200 million budget gap to fill this fiscal year. Districts across the state will absorb more budget cuts in the next two years, as lawmakers balance the 2011-13 budget, which has a $4.6 billion deficit. District administrators are working closely with representatives to stay updated and provide information about budget proposals and bills that will impact student learning, Niegowski said. Gov. Chris Gregoire’s biennial budget would cut funding to the district by $3.17 million next year. Both houses of the Legislature are crafting proposals. The end result is typically a blend of the proposals.

“When I get old and grey and decrepit, and retired from working every day, my intention is to continue photography.”

— Mark Dyason Squak Mountain resident, who has a photography show running in Bellevue through March 16 (See story page B1.)

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Issaquah, Sammamish councils face planning issues at meeting By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Issaquah and Sammamish leaders meet March 10 at Tibbetts Creek Manor. The agenda includes dinner — and a packed docket of regional issues. Members from the Issaquah and Sammamish city councils, plus Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger, plan to discuss longterm planning efforts in both cities — the push to create a Town Center in Sammamish and the decadeslong goal to reshape the Issaquah business district — and other issues. The annual meeting offers a chance for leaders to confer about issues face to face. The confab helps to cut out the chatter from municipal staffers and residents. “One way to do that is to once a year to get together and talk about what is important to each city,” Issaquah Councilman Mark Mullet said. In recent years, talks focused on shared transportation concerns, Eastside Fire & Rescue operations and, in the meeting last year, nascent discussions about a regional fire authority and changes to King County animal control. Officials from both cities also said the meeting could result in ideas for long-term planning efforts in Issaquah and

GET INVOLVED Issaquah-Sammamish joint city councils meeting 6:30 p.m. March 10 Tibbetts Creek Manor 750 17th Ave. N.W.

Sammamish. Sprawling Sammamish is in the midst of a yearslong effort to create a Town Center. Issaquah embarked on a plan last year to guide redevelopment in the 915-acre business district. “We can learn from each other,” Issaquah Councilman Fred Butler said. “The more they understand what we’re doing, and the more that we understand what they’re doing, the better job that we can do regionally and with our neighbors to make this a region and an area that we’re both happy with.” The councils also plan to discuss aquatic centers at the March 10 gathering. Issaquah officials often face questions about the aging Julius Boehm Pool and Sammamish is considering a community aquatic center. Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend said the council plans to at least broach the subject of a potential partnership with Issaquah, though

he admitted a partnership could be a tough sell because Issaquah already has a municipal pool. Finding the ideal location that could be easily accessed by citizens of both cities could also pose a challenge, though Gerend said the Issaquah Highlands could work. “We’ll bring it up, but we didn’t get very far talking about it with Redmond,” he said. Sammamish made similar overtures to the Redmond City Council last year — including the idea of a metropolitan parks district in the area to raise tax revenue for a facility — and received a lukewarm reception. Issaquah and Sammamish council members met last March at Sammamish City Hall. The meeting shifts from Issaquah to Sammamish from year to year. “I think the relationship is very good,” Issaquah Councilman Joshua Schaer said. “We see each other at regional activities all the time. We talk about issues of common interest, of which there are many. I think all of us have a pretty good relationship with the folks in Sammamish, and I’d have to venture that they feel the same way.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Reporter Caleb Heeringa contributed to this report. Comment at

Voting in conservation district election ends March 15 By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The clock is ticking for King Conservation District voters to cast ballots online in the contest for a vacant board seat. Voters started to cast e-ballots in the supervisor race Feb. 15. The online voting period runs through March 15. Voters can also cast ballots in person at the district office March 15. The conservation district is the agency responsible for promoting sustainable use of natural resources, and for providing information and technical assistance to landowners. Candidates Kent farmer Bruce Elliott, Redmond real estate agent Teri Herrera, Duvall farmer Eric Nelson and Sammamish retiree Preston Prudente seek the volunteer position. Elliott said he aims to balance environmental science and property rights. Herrera, a district Citizen Advisory Committee, said she intends to foster partnership among the district, landowners and other agencies. Nelson said he understands the district from a farmer’s perspective. Prudente said he intends to improve the district’s infrastructure and ability to assist landowners. The election is open to registered voters in Issaquah and elsewhere in King County, except for Enumclaw, Federal Way, Milton, Pacific and Skykomish — cities

HOW TO VOTE IN THE KING CONSERVATION DISTRICT ELECTION King Conservation District voters must select a board member from a slate of five candidates. The monthlong election period ends at 9 p.m. March 15. Voters can also cast ballots in person at the district office — 1107 S.W. Grady Way, Suite 130, Renton — from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 15. Voters must confirm eligibility by submitting a signed affidavit through e-mail, fax or postal mail. The eligibility form is available at the district website, outside the district. King County Elections does not administer district elections. Rather, the district has retained Bellevue-based Election Trust to coordinate the e-balloting. The company has managed past district elections at traditional polling places, such as the Issaquah Library. The secure voting platform, Scytl Pnyx eVoting, has been successfully deployed for United States overseas and military voters since 2008. “The technology behind this election is proven and secure, and we believe it offers the best option for expanding voter participation in our elections,” board Chairman Bill Knutsen said in a release.

Then, after eligibility is confirmed, voters receive a personal identification number via e-mail. Voters receive complete voting-access information in the same e-mail delivery. If a voter has not received a PIN by 5 p.m. March 14, he or she must cast a ballot in person at the Renton office. Voters without e-mail addresses can instead use addresses provided by a family member or friend. Voter eligibility is not based on a personal e-mail address. Voters without e-mail addresses or computer access can cast ballots in person. The all-volunteer board includes three elected members and a pair of supervisors appointed by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Both elected and appointed supervisors serve threeyear terms. Landowners fund the district through a $10-per-parcel assessment fee. Though the district receives some funding from the state conservation commission — plus King County, state and federal grants — state legislators do not allocate dollars to the agency. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


Medical and nonmedical volunteers with the Public Health Reserve Corps set up shop for a mock alternative care facility, a place where certified volunteers can triage patients during a natural disaster, medical emergency or attack.

Volunteers needed for Medical Reserve Corps By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter How should Issaquah respond to an earthquake? A terrorist attack? A newly discovered and contagious flu? Volunteers with the Issaquah Medical Reserve Corps will know how to set up an emergency triage station, vaccination clinic and respond to and treat the public. The same goes for the Public Health Reserve Corps, run by Public Health – Seattle & King County, only instead of staying in Issaquah, these volunteers help across the county in the case of an emergency. “We do encourage people to cross register with Public Health Reserve Corps, so in case of a disaster where Issaquah is fine, we can go to other areas and help out,” said Brenda Bramwell, a volunteer for both the Issaquah and the Public Health Reserve Corps. The Medical Reserve Corps movement began in the aftermath of Sept. 11. In the turmoil following the attacks, regular citizens wanted to help, especially those who were medically trained. At the time, there was no standard way for them to organize, and no way for victims to know if the do-gooders had proper credentials. In President George Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, he asked Americans to volunteer in support of their country. Shortly after, the government formed the Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, with chapters for the organization forming at state and local levels. Today, there are 938 Medical Reserve Corps units and 210,000 volunteers across the nation. Volunteers have helped support emergency responses to hurricanes, floods, wildfires and public health emergencies, including outbreaks of the H1N1 virus. “The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health,

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Medical Reserve Corps at Volunteers need to pass a background check, complete online training and attend training events when they are able. Volunteer with the Public Health Reserve Corps by registering at

emergency response and community resiliency,” national spokeswoman Grace Middleton wrote in an e-mail. Anyone older than 18 can apply to volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps. People who have no medical background can apply to volunteer as call center operators, drivers, greeters, flow control and administrative support. Medical volunteers of all backgrounds, including nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and physicians, can also apply, as can veterinary volunteers and behavioral health volunteers, such as marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors and clinical social workers. The Issaquah Medical Reserve Corps, founded in 2010, has 37 participants, 15 of whom are medically trained. The Public Health Reserve Corps, started in 2007, has 345 volunteers and, like Issaquah, is looking for more members. “For every one medical person we need two nonmedical people,” said Olivia Zieve, Public Health Reserve Corps program coordinator and AmeriCorps member. After volunteers pass a background check and complete online training, they can participate in training events. For example, the Public Health Reserve Corps has done trainings for how to handle

a dirty bomb attack, how to set up a shelter at Seattle Center in case of an emergency and how to facilitate a vaccination clinic, including a real clinic at a homeless shelter and clinics in Des Moines and Shoreline for the flu. During mock events, some volunteers pretend they are injured or distraught civilians, giving organizers practice for a real situation. At the end of an event, volunteers gather together and review what went well, and what could have gone better. The Issaquah Medical Reserve Corps has yet to hold a mock event, but it hosts monthly meetings and encourages members to come when they can. “For ourselves, as volunteers, the reason we’re doing it is, one, we want to help the public,” volunteer Alan Bramwell said. “We want to help the city be better prepared, prepared for training and responding to emergencies.” Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

State senate approves kindergarten assessment Soon, every all-day kindergarten student might receive an assessment. The state Senate passed a measure that would establish uniform assessments of children in all-day kindergarten, known as the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills, or WaKIDS. If passed, the bill would begin the assessments in the 2012-13 school year. WaKIDS is being piloted now by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Department of Early Learning, with consultation by Thrive by Five Washington. The state Senate vote passed 31 to 15, with state Sens. Steve Litzow, Rodney Tom and Cheryl Pflug voting for the measure. The Senate passed the bill March 3. It now goes to the state House for consideration.

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City Council adjusts undercrossing budget The budget for the Interstate 90 Undercrossing received some adjustments from the City Council last week to account for cost overruns. The council had authorized $2.96 million to complete the north-south connector. The council increased the total by $16,000 in a unanimous decision Feb. 22. The increase uses unallocated project dollars, funds from utility companies and city dollars set aside for a traffic-calming program. The council awarded the initial construction contract for the undercrossing last March, and

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then awarded a construction contract for another piece last July. The project required more excavation than planners had anticipated in order to build a stable base for the roadway. Planners did not anticipate the additional excavation based on the soil conditions at the site. The rainsoaked summer exacerbated the problem. In addition, utility companies asked to install lines in a trench created as part of the undercrossing project. The city is to be reimbursed $152,370 from the utility companies. The city has so far received about $110,000 — funds the city intends to account against undercrossing expenditures.

WHAT TO KNOW Investigators asked witnesses and people with knowledge about the case to contact Detective Stacy Moate at 401-7746.

“She thought it was somebody she knew, and that’s why she got in the car,” Detective Stacy Moate said. “Once she was in, she realized it wasn’t, but at that point it was too late.” Investigators described the suspect as a Hispanic man between 19 and 25 years old, and about 5 feet 6 inches tall. Police said he had a strong accent, and wore jeans, a dark blue sweatshirt and a hat. Sideburns could be seen from beneath the hat. Investigators described the truck as a dark blue, midsize pickup. The truck bed contained a blue metal toolbox with white writing. Issaquah School District administrators sent a safety alert to parents March 1, as the state patrol continued to investigate the incident. The state patrol is investigating the incident because the area is under the agency’s jurisdiction, rather than the King County Sheriff’s Office. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


through the cellular phone she had been using, but they only received a general location. They also knocked on doors, asking neighbors if they had seen the girl. The family and friends launched their own search campaign, putting up missing posters in local businesses, e-mailing others asking for help and prayers, and organizing search parties. On March 6, an off-duty detective walking along a trail in the Klahanie area came across a group of distraught people. The group had found a body that matched the description of the girl. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined she had hanged herself. Middle schools across the Issaquah School District announced her death to their students March 7. The girl attended Pine Lake Middle School as a sixth-

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Collin Skone, 12, of Klahanie, receives a lesson in cardiopulmonary resuscitation from volunteer Bill Merritt in the Issaquah Citizens Corps information booth Feb. 26 at the annual Issaquah-Sammamish Health and Safety Fair. More than 50 health care providers and public agencies gave presentations and free health screenings during the annual free event.

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grader and Pacific Cascade Middle School as a seventh-grade student. The principals at each school emailed parents, telling them each school would offer extra counseling. In her e-mail, Pacific Cascade Principal Dana Bailey asked the community to respect the “privacy of the family, and we understand at this point that the memorial services will be private.” Both Bailey and Pine Lake Principal Roy Adler asked parents and guardians to be aware of how their children were handling the news of the passing of their classmate. “If you notice any signs of grief — such as sadness, anger, irritability, anxiety, loneliness, detachment, listlessness, stomachaches or appetite changes — please do not hesitate to contact our counseling office for assistance,” both of their e-mails read. Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

The decision to shift dollars from traffic-calming projects means the city can study potential projects in the months ahead, but plans are to defer work into future years. The dollars from the trafficcalming fund create a $5,000 reserve fund for the undercrossing. Council Transportation Committee members discussed the legislation last month. The committee recommended transferring the funds received from the utility companies and the traffic-calming fund to the undercrossing project. The undercrossing — or Fourth Avenue Northwest — runs from a traffic signal at the Issaquah Post Office along Northwest Gilman Boulevard, connects into the rail corridor behind Gilman Station,

Five Guys Burgers and Fries plans Issaquah restaurant Five Guys Burgers and Fries is planning to open in the Issaquah Commons. Operators applied for a business license from the city Feb. 16, and a sign announcing the restaurant appeared in a vacant storefront at the commons at about the same time. The opening date has not been announced, and a Five Guys spokeswoman could not be reached for comment. The restaurant features a nofrills menu — think burgers, fries and hot dogs. The market research firm Chain Store Guide ranked Five Guys at No. 3 last year among the 50 fastest-growing restaurant chains in the United States and Canada. Five Guys boasts more than 500 outlets nationwide. The closest Five Guys restaurant to Issaquah is in The Landing in Renton, and another is planned to open soon at Overlake Fashion Plaza in Bellevue. Five Guys is the latest national or regional chain to set up shop in the Issaquah Commons in recent months. See’s Candies opened a shop just before Valentine’s Day and Bright Now! Dental settled in last November.

Rowley Properties requests Hyla Crossing extension The city could extend the deadline on a key plan for commercial property wedged between Interstate 90 and the base of

forms a T-shaped intersection at Southeast 62nd Street, continues along 221st Place Southeast and then terminates at Southeast 56th Street. Construction started last May and vehicles started using the road in December. The undercrossing supplements traffic-clogged Front Street North and state Route 900, the other connectors between north and south Issaquah. Both older crossings also provide access to the interstate, but the combination of local traffic and vehicles from the on- and offramps contributes to the gridlock. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Cougar Mountain. Rowley Properties has asked the city to extend the approval period for the master site plan, or overarching blueprint, for Hyla Crossing until July 2014. The city approved the plan in July 1998. The approval remained valid for a decade. Rowley Properties requested a three-year extension, and in March 2008, the council extended the deadline to July 2011. Now, the developer is seeking another three-year extension for the master site plan. Hyla Crossing has been approved for about 620,000 square feet of commercial use on about 45 acres. Some of the area — including Hilton Garden Inn and a Chevrolet dealership — already came to fruition. The approved plan also includes office buildings and parking structures. Most of the property is zoned for intensive commercial use, and a small portion along Tibbetts Creek is zoned for professional office use. Hyla Crossing is also part of a long-term effort to redevelop the 915-acre business district.

Corrections In the March 2 editor, King

County Executive Dow Constantine’s name under his photo on page A1 was incorrect.  The Issaquah History Museum’s spring history program on the Issaquah Alpines is at 11 a.m. April 9 at the Train Depot Museum, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

in a closed-door session, but interviews and the decision must occur in public meetings. The council called on the contenders to offer additional details to answers in the application packet for the position — and, rather than a question-andanswer format — asked the lineup to complete the pitch in 10 minutes. “I don’t think I’ve prepared questions and answers like this since I ran for treasurer in 10th grade, so I’m a little nervous, but I think I’ll be OK,” Pauly said as she addressed the council. The applicants highlighted experiences involving municipal boards, nonprofit organizations and local businesses as qualifications for the job. “I’m a businessman, I’m a citizen-soldier, I’m a volunteer, I’m a patriot,” Squak Mountain resident and applicant Michael Beard said. “I’m experienced, I’m passionate, I’m dedicated and I’m fair.” The campaign process The council, through the presentation, also sought to gauge how each applicant might fit in as a member. “If I feel differently than the majority of the council, my first response would be, ‘I guess I’d better listen a little bit more. Maybe I’ve missed something.’ That would be my emphasis: Let me go back through the issue and see if there is something that I missed, let me talk to the council members and see if they didn’t explain to me something I missed,” former councilman and applicant Joe Forkner said. Issues related to economic development and a population boom — reflected in just-released Census 2010 data — formed the foundation for the applicants’ responses about the most important issues facing Issaquah in the years ahead. “I consider Issaquah’s biggest issues are protecting its resources and managing its growth,” Talus resident and applicant Erik Olson said. “Growth cannot be stopped, but it can be managed in the best interests of its citizens.” Most of the applicants serve on municipal boards, and help to shape city policies related to growth and other issues. “I support Issaquah’s leadership in environmental stewardship,” Urban Village Development Commission member and applicant Nina Milligan said. “At the same time, I also support the development of our business community here in Issaquah. Those interests sometimes collide, but they are both values that Issaquah’s government policies hold dear.” Though the appointee only serves until after the November council election, applicants discussed long-term goals for the city. The victor in the council race serves until Dec. 31, 2013. The issues ahead “How do we, a city, help steer the ship of development without running it aground?” Milligan said. “I think this has yet to be determined, and I embrace and enjoy the opportunity to work on that.” Attorney Stacy Goodman, a council applicant and a past editor of The Issaquah Press, said the journalistic and legal endeavors served as a primer for council


service. “I spent countless hours, I can assure you, at City Council meetings and community meetings and work sessions, so I’m more than familiar with how the city works,” she said. “I’m more than familiar with how this body works, and I’m very familiar with the dedication and the time involved in being a council member.” Nathan Perea opted to apply for the open seat after campaigning for a council post against Tola Marts. “When my campaign ended in 2009, I had a couple decisions,” Perea said. “I could walk away and say, ‘Well, you know, good learning experience.’ I made a very conscious decision to stay engaged and continue learning.” Attorney Cristina Mehling said addressing land-use issues in Fife and Black Diamond as a municipal attorney prompted her decision to apply for the Issaquah seat. “By my nature and my training, I’m trained to be a persuasive advocate for my client, and ultimately win my view,” she said. “However, one of my strengths in my practice area that has brought me success is to look at the issue from both sides and form an objective opinion based on all of the evidence presented.” The difficult decision Other applicants, including Paul Winterstein, said the decision to enter the contest stemmed from service to the community and past efforts to help shape city policy. “I do believe that — regardless of what I maybe thought going into a situation — that by engaging and actively requesting and getting all of the divergent points of view and opinions about a matter, that through that collaborative process always results in a more informed and better decision,” he said. “I believe strongly in that collaborative decisionmaking process, and I would bring that process to everything I would participate in here as a member of the City Council.” The council also faced a choice in regard to the applicants’ experience: a longtime member in municipal and civic organizations, or a novice — something some candidates highlighted March 1. “Because I am so new to the community, and because I haven’t been involved in politics here, I offer a fresh slate,” Beard said. “I offer a fair, unbiased, perfectly honest membership to this council.” Councilman Fred Butler lauded the applicants for heeding the call to serve the city. “It takes a little bit of courage to step forward and say, ‘I’m going to throw my hat into the ring,’” he said at the March 1 meeting. “You’ve actually, this evening, provided a real service to the six of us up here. We’ve heard from you what’s important, what you think our focus should be, and we’ve learned from your passion and your thoughtfulness.” Many applicants hinted at intentions to remain engaged in municipal affairs after the council appoints a resident to the open seat. “If I am selected for this, I’ll be grateful and very happy,” Beard said. “If not, I plan to be much more involved in the community through a variety of ways.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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 Legislators need your input more than ever PRESS E DITORIAL


tate representatives will be more approachable than ever this Saturday, March 12. Constituents from both the 5th and 41st legislative districts might want to save the date for a face-to-face opportunity to share views about reduced services and possible fees now before the Legislature. Your representatives are prepared to hear from you about increased classroom sizes in public schools, benefit changes for state employees, reduced road maintenance, tolling of the two Lake Washington bridges, user fees/permits for state parks, increases in college tuition, a proposed new tax district to pay for ferries, closure of mental health facilities, loss of state sponsored health insurance for children and myriad other issues heavy on your mind. Hearing from the voters is what will help drive the tough decisions legislators are contemplating now to address a $4.6 billion deficit in the 2011-13 state budget. State Sen. Steve Litzow, Rep. Judy Clibborn and Rep. Marcie Maxwell from the 41st District will be available at 10 a.m. in Newcastle at Hazelwood Elementary School. The 41st District includes Cougar Mountain neighborhoods. The 5th Legislative District delegation, including Sen. Cheryl Pflug, Rep. Jay Rodne and Rep. Glenn Anderson, will host a town hall meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at Issaquah City Hall. The 5th District includes most of Issaquah and other cities east. Spending an hour with your state representative may be your best shot at getting your point across, loud and clear. No need to drive to Olympia or be lost among the e-mail messages. This is the time for up close and personal. Your state representatives will be there. Will you?


Nobody can hear you scream in the classroom


s a journalist, I’ve covered fatal accidents, murder plots and bizarre incidents involving women jumping naked through living room windows. These stories always catch me off guard, but a room of 11-year-olds recently caught me more off-guard than ever. As part of Newcastle Elementary School’s literacy celebration the first week of March, I volunteered to read aloud to the school’s fifth-graders. After reading, I talked about my job and answered questions from the students. “Do you do more interviews on the phone or in person?” one girl asked. Very good question, I told her. Definitely on the phone. “Have you ever interviewed Tim Lincecum?” Not yet, but I’d love to, I said. Then, the weird questions came. “Who do you like more, the New York Knicks or the Orlando Magic? Who do you like more, the Orlando Magic or the Miami Heat? Do you like Duke University?” What?!? “Knicks? Magic? Yes?” I said. My fragmented answers drew yells of excitement from various boys in the room. “Do you like the Seahawks?” another asked. That’s an easy one, I thought. “Yes, but only until Mike Holmgren ruined the team,” I said. One child then politely told me that in the room with us was the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator’s son. “But I like them again now!” I said, hoping they didn’t see through my weak excuse for a

save. I needed to stay on their good sides, because they greatly outnumbered me and could eat me alive if they wanted to. In a fifthgrade classroom, nobody Tim Pfarr can hear you Press Reporter scream. Then came the questions I should have expected, and thus should have thought about beforehand. “What’s the weirdest story you’ve ever written?” one boy asked. My mind instantly rushed through the oddest collection of stories to come across my desk. Perhaps the shoplifter who attacked a grocery store employee and had to be restrained with belts until the police arrived? Maybe the 70-year-old man who was afraid the 40-year-old woman he met on craigslist was lurking on his property? But my mind kept coming back to the high profile case of Michael Mockovak — the Newcastle eye surgeon who was found guilty of soliciting murder. With the teacher’s permission, I gave the quick rundown on the case, eliciting oohs and ahhs from the wide-eyed fifth-graders. This led to many follow-up questions about the case, worrying me that I’d receive angry phone calls from parents the next day. “What’s the best story you’ve ever written?” a boy asked. Best? That’s hard to say, I said. See SCREAMS, Page A5



T O T HE E DITOR DownTown Issaquah Association


A Poo-Poo Point

It’s a shame someone as invaluable as Greg Spranger was forced out

Overdevelopment is eroding one of Issaquah’s natural beauties

It is truly disappointing to hear of the departure of Greg Spranger from the DownTown Issaquah Association and the unfortunate but understandable subsequent resignation of Michael Johnson. Having lived in town for close to 45 years, and my wife’s family having been here since the late 1800s, I think it’s fair to say we can recollect no other individual who has served the community, in a nonelected position, better and in more ways than Greg Spranger. Greg’s abundant enthusiasm, tireless energy and dedication to help make the downtown a better place for all of us has been nothing less than exemplarily. Greg’s lengthy resume of years of accomplishments is amazing, many projects headed up by him and many others receiving his personal dedication. The city did the right thing recognizing Greg’s contribution and inducting him into the city Hall of Fame several years back. I feel discarding such an individual as Greg is a travesty, a decision likely made by those not so endeared to or really understanding our historic downtown and all Greg has done. Indeed, as I look at the DownTown Issaquah Association board members’ makeup I wonder exactly who some are and what exactly they have personally done for the community. Without Greg and Michael to head things up, I wonder about the long-term future of our downtown attractions like the Art Walks, Music on the Streets, Christmas decorations and more. Who will now imagine what could be and be able to pull it off? As a member of the DownTown Issaquah Association, I do not believe the action of the board was in the best interest of the downtown or the community as a whole. Greg and Michael: I and my family thank you both for all you have contributed and helping to enrich our lives.

I enjoyed jogging on Tiger Mountain this summer. I met families with and without children, people in wheelchairs, seniors and tourists. Birds, chipmunks, snakes and deer joined the masses. The highlight was a black bear and her cubs. They all gave me a strong sense of coexistence. Meanwhile, this small wilderness was being eroded by “development” projects scraping away at its sides. Disappearing wild things were joined by the racket of construction machines piercing the serenity. “It’s all in the name of development,” neo-liberals heckle. In all fairness, the common good was represented. A water conservation project was under construction at one end. High school reconstruction at the other. But there were multiple housing projects that looked selfish and redundant. I forced myself to ignore these eyesores. Besides, I could escape them further up the mountain. But one day, near Poo-Poo Point, the path was blocked by a gang of electrical workers spraying a putrid deadly cocktail on the vegetation. To their misfortune, plants had grown under the monstrous rows of power lines strewn blatantly through the forest. The day before, I had enjoyed that very spot, enticed by fragrant wild flowers and sweetsour blackberries. Suddenly, these were gone, right at the heart of my tiny paradise. Something just broke inside of me. I recalled the animals that would be harmed or killed by this work. I squeezed past the truck to complete my run and put the entire incident behind me. But the memory still sticks. I hope future generations know more than an asphalt jungle. I hope they experience the ‘ah-ha’ and inner peace of finding wild animals in natural habitats, the taste of wild berries from the vine and running through fragrant wild flowers. Killing a bunch of mountain things may seem insignificant compared with the scale of problems we all face today. But my hope is this story might remind electric companies, lobbyists and others in “power” of the importance

David W. Harris Issaquah


To Leo and Rose: Congratulations and God bless you on your 50th from Jerry Hensler, Notre Dame class of ’60. This is a great life story. Jerry Hensler

Puget Sound Energy utility rates So, while the economy is in the dumps and people are having trouble just paying for the basics, PSE wants to raise its rates, making it even more difficult for families. What part of no don’t they understand? Dave Driskill

Finnegans’ 50th anniversary


Special Olympics disqualification I am thunderstruck by the ruling of disqualification! The rule is that this is the Special Olympics, not the Rules Only Olympics! Since rules were not adhered to by the tournament staff, let’s disqualify the tournament staff. I am certain that the players could better run a Special Olympics tournament. John Sweeney


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of coexistent policies. We are lucky to have such local beauty. It’s a key reason others come to visit and stay. Let’s work together to keep it that way.

Peter Lutz Issaquah Note from the editor: Emily Lee’s third-grade class at Grand Ridge Elementary School recently learned about Pacific salmon, and how “responsible citizens have an obligation to speak out to make positive change in our world.” Letters to The Press are the students’ first foray into persuasive writing. Did you know that salmon are actually really interesting animals to study? They are! So you can, and should, help the salmon. First of all, we share habitats with the salmon, which means that if we help the salmon, we are also helping ourselves. Also, salmon are fascinating animals to study. If they aren’t around, we would be missing a big part of our world. The most important thing is that if we let the salmon go extinct, we won’t have the Salmon Days Festival anymore! So if you want Salmon Days, then you will need to help salmon. Remember that you should always help the salmon. Thank you for your time.

Olivia W. Grand Ridge third-grader

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The Issaquah Press passed the Senate 44-5. It’s scheduled for a public hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. 5 Sen. Cheryl Pflug,

ROLL CALL Senate Bill 5798, concerning the authority and responsibilities of homeowner associations, passed the Senate 39-9. It’s before the House Judiciary Committee for further consideration.


Senate Bill 5023, addressing nonlegal immigration-related services,

Sound Transit offers bicycle lockers to riders at many locations, including the Issaquah Transit Center. The lockers tend to be popular, so the mass transit agency urges riders to call 888-889-6368 toll free to learn more about locker availability. Bicycle storage is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at transit centers. Sound Transit offers lockers for a $50 nonrefundable annual rental fee and a one-time $50 refundable key deposit. Once riders check locker availability, they can download and complete a copy of the Sound Transit Bicycle Locker User Agreement at the agency website, Then, mail the completed form to Sound Transit, Attn: Customer Service, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104-2826.

Registration opens for AtWork! breakfast fundraiser Help AtWork! raise money for programs as the nonprofit organization hosts a fundraising breakfast April 13. The event runs from 7-9 a.m. at The Westin Bellevue. The fundraiser is open to individuals, groups and corporate sponsorships. Register online at w w w. a t w o r k w a . o r g / b r e a k fast2011/index.html. AtWork! is dedicated to helping



(R-Maple Valley) 41 Sen. Steve Litzow, (R-Mercer Island) 45 Sen. Andy Hill, (R-Redmond) 48 Sen. Rodney Tom, (D-Medina)




disabled people learn skills, find and retain jobs. The organization designs customized employment solutions to enhance workplace productivity, and the lives of clients. AtWork! also offers clients a range of training and employment opportunities in landscaping, recycling and document-management services. The organization operates a recycling and training facility along Seventh Avenue Northwest in Issaquah.

PUBLIC MEETINGS March 9 Issaquah School Board School District Administration Building 565 N.W. Holly St.

March 10 Planning Policy Commission




House Bill 1267, clarifying and expanding the rights and obligations of domestic partners, and allowing for paid surrogacy in Washington, passed the House 57-41. It’s before the Senate Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee.


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House Bill 1489, limiting the use of phosphorus in turf fertilizers, passed the House 58-39. It’s scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Environment, Water & Energy Committee.


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House Bill 1071, creating the Complete Street Grants Program, passed the House 56-41. It’s scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee.

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(R-North Bend) 41 Rep. Judy Clibborn, (D-Mercer Island) 41 Rep. Marcie Maxwell, (D-Renton) 45 Rep. Roger Goodman, (D-Kirkland) 45 Rep. Larry Springer, (D-Kirkland) 48 Rep. Deborah Eddy, (D-Kirkland) 48 Rep. Ross Hunter, (D-Medina)

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5 Sen. Cheryl Pflug,

5 Sen. Cheryl Pflug,

Sound Transit offers Issaquah bicycle lockers


Senate Bill 5073, concerning the medical use of cannabis, passed the Senate 29-20. It’s before the House for additional consideration.

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(R-Maple Valley) 41 Sen. Steve Litzow, (R-Mercer Island) 45 Sen. Andy Hill, (R-Redmond) 48 Sen. Rodney Tom, (D-Medina)

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South 135 E. Sunset Way

March 13 Council Services & Safety Committee 5 p.m. Eagle Room, City Hall 130 E. Sunset Way

Arts Commission 6:30 p.m. Coho Room, City Hall 130 E. Sunset Way

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Source:, a free, nonpartisan website to find plain-English explanations of bills and a record of each legislator’s votes.

River & Streams Board 7 p.m.  Pickering

Room, City Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W.


March 16 Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council 7 p.m. May Valley Alliance Church  16431 S.E. Renton-Issaquah


Leaders seek input to simplify state tax system The state Department of Revenue is gathering ideas to simplify the tax system — and officials want input from residents. The agency seeks ideas about how the state can simplify the tax system for small businesses. Officials have launched a survey to collect input. Residents can complete the survey at the agency website, The department is soliciting taxsimplification ideas in response to a directive from Gov. Chris Gregoire. The process includes meetings with stakeholders to gather information about the burdens and costs of complying with the tax system. The survey is intended to supplement the process and gather input from as broad a segment of the small business community as possible. The department plans to present findings and recommendations to Gregoire by June 30. “Simplifying the tax code and reducing administrative burdens will save small businesses time and money and let owners and employees focus less on paperwork and more on their core business in this tough economy,” Revenue Director Suzan DelBene said. “This will help small businesses in all of our communities to thrive and improve our entire state’s competitiveness.


Screams FROM PAGE A4

However, my favorite to write was the recent “Dark Side of Issaquah” story I wrote for the February 2011 Winter Living magazine. The story detailed the sinister history of the city, including murders and violent accidents. I quickly ran the story through my head, trying to find a single appropriate example to share. Hate crimes. Lynch mobs. The KKK. Ted Bundy. Exploding strip clubs. No, these stories should wait until at least sixth grade, I thought. I settled with the story of two miners who attempted to thaw 50 pounds of dynamite with headlamps and accidentally set off all of it. More ahhs of excitement followed, and a dozen hands shot up across the room with followup questions. Again, I had regrets about what had just come out of my mouth. That afternoon I learned something about children, the questions they ask and the answers that are appropriate for them. And hopefully the children learned a thing or two about dynamite.


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The Issaquah Press Historic preservation trust seeks endangered historic sites

Threatened historic sites could receive a boost from the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. The trust is seeking nominations for the 2011 Most Endangered Historic Properties List. Download the nomination form at Nominations must be submitted by March 21. The trust encourages communities to take action to preserve the historic fabric of neighborhoods, main streets and rural landscapes. Inclusion on the list can be a crucial step in advocacy campaigns designed to attract attention to historic resources. Properties selected for inclusion on the list receive advocacy and technical assistance from the trust. By joining local organizations and concerned citizens, the most endangered list program has resulted in many high-profile success stories since 1992. In 2010, the list featured the Reard Freed House in neighboring Sammamish. Now, the city and a heritage society continue to work to move and preserve the historic structure for the community. The forthcoming list is to be announced at a press conference in May as part of the trust’s Preservation Month programming.

Local Republicans re-elect party chairman Longtime Republican and community activist Bob Brunjes has been selected for a third term as chairman of the 5th Legislative District GOP. The organization represents the GOP in the 5th District. Brunjes oversees 182 precinct committee officers throughout the district. The district stretches from Issaquah to Snoqualmie Pass, and from Sammamish to Maple Valley. The district is unique in Western Washington for being represented entirely by Republicans. King County GOP Chairwoman Lori Sotelo described him as “a tenacious professional.” Brunjes is recognized statewide as a Republican spokesperson. He led the successful re-election efforts of state Reps. Glenn Anderson and Jay Rodne in November. Brunjes also promoted the local campaigns of Congressman Dave Reichert and King County Council members Kathy Lambert and Reagan Dunn. “We still have plenty of work to do. In spite of the drastic downturn in the economy, the Legislature and governor ignored the effects on regular people outside of Olympia,” Brunjes said. “We need to get Washington back on track with a sensible budget and no new taxes.”


Canopy of trees Morning sunshine peeks through the forest canopy to paint one of the tree trunks recently along a Squak Mountain trail, near Squak Mountain Loop Southwest.

Democrats elect 5th Legislative District officers Democrats in the 5th Legislative District elected Maple Valley resident Jim Baum as chairman Jan. 19. The district stretches from Issaquah to Snoqualmie Pass, and from Sammamish to Maple Valley. The organization represents the Democratic Party in the 5th District. “I think we have turned an important corner in politics,” Baum said in a statement. “Conservative right-wing candidates like Sarah Palin have crested. It’s all downhill from here for Republicans.” The biennial reorganization also shuffled other leadership positions. The leadership team includes Sammamish resident Robyn Scola as first vice chairwoman, Sammamish resident Dorothy Willard as second vice chairwoman, Issaquah resident Jennifer Sutton as state committeewoman, and Maple Valley resident Mike Barer as state committeeman. Sutton just completed a two-year term as chairwoman. Members also elected Di Irons as secretary; Gloria Hatcher-Mays as treasurer; August Luniuck Rakita and David Spring as delegates to King County Democratic Central Committee; and Sadie Maloney and Konrad Roeder as alternate delegates. The group also elected

Snoqualmie resident Scott Williams to the new role of communications director.

U.S. News honors Briarwood Health Center at Timber Ridge Briarwood Health Center at Timber Ridge received five stars overall, the highest possible score in the in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s best nursing homes. The rankings are based on health inspections, nurse staffing and measures of medical care quality. Briarwood received five stars for health inspections and nurse staffing and four stars for medical care quality. U.S. News profiles and ranks more than 15,000 facilities nationwide and ranks them by state, using data from the federal government. The rankings are updated quarterly. “Our team at Briarwood is extremely proud to be named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Nursing Homes for the third year in a row,” Briarwood Administrator Grant Linacre said. “Every day we strive to ensure our culture of caring and hospitality not only meet, but exceed our residents’ expectations.”

State tourism guide spotlights Issaquah Issaquah is highlighted as a des-

tination for hiking and other attractions in the latest state travel planner. Washington State Tourism and the state Department of Commerce released a 152-page, full-color print travel planner Feb. 23. The digital guide is available at the Washington State Tourism website, Users can browse the free guide or order a print copy online. Or call 1-800-544-1800 toll free. The guide spotlights time-honored Issaquah attractions and traditions. “A cute downtown, chocolate factory, zoological park and the famous Salmon Days Festival, held the last weekend in September, are just a few reasons to give Issaquah a try,” the guide states. Salmon Days, for the record, is usually held the first weekend of October. The guide was corrected online last week. “Our goal is to provide visitors with the resources they need to plan a perfect getaway in Washington, so our new travel planner is chock full of helpful articles, maps and inspiring photos from all across our beautiful state,” Washington State Tourism Executive Director Marsha Massey said. Officials did not use state funds to produce the guide and instead relied on advertising to cover production and printing costs for 350,000 copies.

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Baseball teams reload with youthful squads By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor Youth will be served this year as the Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high school baseball teams will be younger than in previous years. Issaquah, for instance, has just three seniors on this spring’s team. Last year, Issaquah coach Rob Reese had 13 seniors, eight who were starters. BY GREG FARRAR


Issaquah lacrosse club players listen to teaching from coach Brandon Fortier during a practice session last week.

“This is by far the youngest team I’ve had at Issaquah,” Reese said. “Usually, we start every season with at least 10 seniors. You win with experience.” Experience certainly paid off last year, when the Eagles tied Redmond for first place in the 4A KingCo Conference Crest Division. Issaquah’s talent base wasn’t too bad, either. Among the outstanding players who graduated were pitcher-outfielder Spencer Rogers, the league MVP; pitcher Shane Yarnell; pitcher-first baseman Mike Paulson. Rogers now starts for the University of Washington and Paulson plays at Walla Walla Community College. The first week of baseball practice was a challenge for all three teams because of unseasonable, cold weather that handicapped workouts. “It’s tough taking batting practice in a hailstorm,” Reese said. Liberty never got on its field last week because of the weather. The Patriots had some workouts indoors. Eagles reload Besides the graduation losses, Issaquah will be minus infielder Adam Dondoyano, who would have been a starter, but suffered a serious injury in football that will keep him sidelined this spring. But the cupboard isn’t completely empty. Issaquah will again have left fielder Ben Rosellini, one of the top hitters on last year’s team; center fielder Blake Miller, who started in center when Rogers pitched; second baseman Gavin Schumaker, who started two years ago, but missed much of last spring because of an injury; and pitcher-first baseman Ethan Kalin. Schumaker still isn’t 100 percent, but is getting stronger each day, according to Reese. Kalin, a left-hander, got hurt during football season, but Reese said the junior is getting close to being 100 percent. “He’s the only starting pitcher we have with varsity experience,” Reese said. Pitching has usually been a strength for Issaquah. There have been some seasons when young pitchers have stepped up and surprised Reese. For example, Issaquah won the 2007 3A state title with pitchers who were relatively unknown when the season began. Reese said he is hoping some young hurlers will step up this season. Brandon Mahovlich, Andrew Kemmerer, Ron Westover and Scott Boydston will join Kalin


Jake Bakamus, of Issaquah High School, is safe on a brush back to first base during a baseball game last year between Issaquah and Skyline. on the mound. The Issaquah infield has looked good at times, although Reese admits it is tough to gauge this group because of the weather. “We have looked pretty good despite playing in monsoons,” Reese said. The infield should consist of Kalin, when he is not pitching, at first base; Schumaker at second base; Jake Bakamus at shortstop; and Mahovlich and Kemmerer at third base. Ryan Guiberson will likely play first base when Kalin pitches. Trenton Nagasawa and Justin Reynolds could see time at second base. Matt Gonn and Danny Rawlings will vie for time in right field. “I think we have a lot of potential on this team. What they lack is experience. But they are eager to learn and they want to be competitive,” Reese said. Issaquah opens its season at 3:45 p.m. March 14 with a nonleague game at home against Kentridge. Patriots young, too Liberty is reloading this season, too. The Patriots saw 13 players graduate, including some threeyear varsity starters, from last year’s squad that finished the regular season in a three-way tie for first place in the 3A KingCo Conference standings. Among the big graduation losses was pitcher John McLeod, who now plays for Wake Forest There are just five varsity returning players, headed by Ryan Maio, who earned all-league honorable mention last season as a junior. Maio will pitch, play third base and be in the outfield. The other returning players are Jacob Hofferber, a pitcher and first baseman; Scott Zerda, a center fielder; Jason Hubbard, an infielder; and Ben Wessel, a pitcher and first baseman. Among the players moving up from last year’s junior varsity are Chris Weik, an infielder; Izak Styskl, an outfielder and pitcher; Harrison Diemert, a catcher; Blake Reeve, an infielder and pitcher; and Monte Korsmoe, a pitcher. “This year, there will be a lot more coaching going on because we’re younger,” Liberty coach Steve Darnell said. “But this is going to be a fun group to watch.” With the addition of Lake Washington, the league figures to

be tough from top to bottom. “Our league is the class act in 3A,” Darnell said. “We have teams with great tradition, and we (Liberty) have our tradition, too.” Among the highlights on Liberty’s schedule this season are games with district rivals Issaquah (March 18) and Skyline (April 16). Since moving up to 4A, Issaquah and Skyline have not been able to schedule Liberty in recent years. “A lot of our players have grown up with the players from those two schools,” Darnell said. “I’m really excited about playing those two games.” Liberty opens its season at 4 p.m. March 14 at home against Auburn in a nonleague game. Spartans hope to surprise again Skyline finished the 2010 season as one of the hottest 4A KingCo teams. The Spartans were just 9-11 when the regular season ended, but won three of four games in the league tournament. Then, Skyline defeated Evergreen of Vancouver in a bi-district game to qualify for the state regionals. Could Skyline make another run like that this season? Skyline coach Chris Tamminen isn’t making predictions. “Last year ended up being real fun. But you never know,” he said. “The toughest part is just getting through KingCo, and this year will be real tough because of Redmond and Newport.” Redmond and Newport, who have strong, experienced pitching

staffs, are in the Crest Division with Skyline and Issaquah. “Redmond and Newport should be among the best teams in the state,” Tamminen said. Pitching was one of the Spartans’ strengths last year. However, the top pitchers all graduated. “We will have a whole new pitching staff this season,” Tamminen said. Among the pitching candidates are Brandon Lundeberg, Matt Lunde, Clayton Huber, Travis Snider and Connor Gilchrist. Tamminen has some other holes to fill, too. Skyline has just five seniors on the team. “We will be a young team this season,” he said. The top returning players are second baseman Nate Litka, shortstop Wes Blackburn and catcher Jim Sinatro. Litka earned all-league first-team honors last year. He hit .397 with three home runs and 20 runs batted in. Tamminen is excited about the underclassmen in the program. “We have a very good sophomore class and a very good freshmen class. The junior class is good, too. Some of the sophomores might come up to the varsity and help us this season,” Tamminen said. “The future looks good.” Skyline opens its season at 3:45 p.m. March 11 with a nonleague game against Eastside Catholic at home. Bob Taylor: 392-6434, ext. 236, or Comment at


Ryan Maio, of Liberty High School, dives into third base with a RBI-triple last year against Juanita during a 10-9 victory.

Issaquah lacrosse dedicates season to fallen teammate By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor Incentive will not be an issue for the Issaquah High School lacrosse club this spring. The Eagles have plenty of incentive and most of it stems from a former teammate. Issaquah players are dedicating this season to Tyler Lucas, who died Feb. 1 from injuries he sustained in a three-car accident. Lucas was a two-year starter and an all-league player. The entire team will wear a decal on their helmets in memory of Lucas.


The Eagles, who had a two-year reign as Division I state champions end last spring, are eager to return to the top spot. That was also Lucas’ goal for this season. “At his eulogy, Tyler’s brother read a list of goals that Tyler had written as part of some school project and one of them was to ‘bring back the state championship,’” Issaquah coach Brandon Fortier said. Issaquah’s bid for a three-peat last spring ended with a 4-2 loss to rival Mercer Island in the state semifinals of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association tournament. Fortier said the team has been very motivated in preseason workouts. “You can see in some of their faces and expressions that many of them are much more focused,” Fortier said. “Naturally at this point the joking around has been slow to come back. People are much more serious and have one goal … win for Tyler.” Issaquah just might have the talent to fulfill their goal. Among the probable starters are attackers Jake Fritz, Matt O’Neill and Ashton Ritchie; midfielders Kevin Powers, Michael Hatcher and Ben Director; defenders Kole Lindor, Austin Richert and Aidan McDonald; and goalkeeper O’Neill Hughes. Hunter Van Horne, a sen-


Issaquah lacrosse players during practice last week wear a decal printed with ‘TL17’ as they dedicate this season to teammate Tyler Lucas, who died Feb. 1 in a car accident. ior who just began playing lacrosse last year, is expected to be a key contributor along with football players Eric Rauch and Trace Eaton. Powers and Fritz, both seniors, are Issaquah’s top returning scorers. Last year, Powers scored 26 goals and had 14 assists. “Kevin is a do-everything midfielder. He is great on groundballs, he takes faceoffs well and is probably one of our better defensive midfielders in addition to his ability to score goals,” Fortier said. Powers is one of two returning all-league players on the team. Fritz had 22 goals and nine assists last year. “Fritz is a great finisher with a nose for the goal,” Fortier said. “He is also very good at moving off the ball and finding seams. Jake is also very physical as an attackman.” Both Powers and Fritz have committed to Dominican University of California, the same school that had a commitment from Lucas. Lindor, a junior, is another talented returning player. He earned all-league honors last spring. See LACROSSE, Page B5

Eagles senior leaves legacy of honor By Gwen Davis


Nik Landdeck holds the first Nik Landdeck Award, which was started by his basketball coach Jason Griffith. It will be given to a deserving Issaquah High School player annually.

When Nik Landdeck entered the Tacoma Dome for the first time, he was a bright-eyed, gleeful little fan, enraptured by the sweeping football glory. Now, however, only 10 years later, when Landdeck graces the Dome, he does not hold a basket of hotdogs in the energized stands. Instead, he holds a grass-stained football in the open field, leading the Issaquah High School varsity football team. Landdeck, an 18-year-old senior, is a multitalented football and basketball powerhouse. In his senior year, he lettered in

varsity football and earned firstteam 4A All KingCo honors as an inside linebacker and second team honors as a fullback. In basketball this winter, Landdeck averaged 9.1 points a game for the season (18 games) and had a total of 163 points. When the 4A all-KingCo team was selected, Landdeck earned honorable mention. At the recent year-end banquet for baseball, he was given the first Nik Landdeck Award by head basketball coach Jason Griffith. “We have team standards — TEAM UP — which stands for Teachable Spirit, Education, Accountability, Mental Toughness, Unity and Passion,” Griffith wrote

in an e-mail explaining the award. “ It was very clear to me early in the season that Nik Landdeck’s characteristics represent all of these standards at an extremely high level. “Nik is the type of kid that you dream about coaching and it was an honor to coach him, even if it was only for one season,” he wrote. “With this award, Nik has left his footprint on this program for years to come. It is something the whole senior class can take pride in as they laid a great foundation for our program.” The award will be a plaque placed at IHS and each year a varsity player will be able to receive

the Nik Landdeck Award, according to Nik’s mom, Staci Landdeck. Landdeck excels at his game, not only because of his athletic gifts, but his gracious personality as well. “Nik is such a high-character kid, and that comes through in his leadership skills and the way he approaches everything,” said Chris Bennett, Landdeck’s football coach. “With such class, he just kind of puts everyone to their knees.” Landdeck stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 215 pounds, and has blue eyes and sandy-brown hair. After See LANDDECK, Page B5

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S COREBOARD  Prep boys basketball 4A KingCo Conference Final standings CREST DIVISION

Skyline Newport Redmond Eastlake Issaquah CROWN DIVISION

League W L 8 6 8 6 7 7 7 7 5 9

Season W L 14 10 16 9 11 12 10 12 8 12

League W L 14 1 10 5 9 6 6 9 5 10 1 14

Season W L 24 4 16 9 14 8 11 12 6 13 4 16

Garfield Ballard Inglemoor Woodinville Roosevelt Bothell March 3 Game Garfield 90, Puyallup 80 March 4 Game Gonzaga Prep 66, Garfield 53 March 5 Game Garfield 75, AC Davis 68

4A State Tournament At Tacoma Dome March 5 Finals Gonzaga Prep 61, Curtis 41, first, second Garfield 75, AC Davis 68, third, fifth Olympia 77, Kentridge 67, fourth, sixth

3A/2A KingCo Conference Final standings League W L 13 1 11 3 8 6 8 6 8 6 4 10 3 11 1 13

Bellevue Mercer Island Lake Washington Sammamish Mount Si Liberty Juanita Interlake March 3 Game Bellevue 49, Chief Sealth 48 March 4 Game Bellevue 52, Glacier Peak 40 March 5 Game Lakes 71, Bellevue 56

Season W L 24 6 21 6 15 11 13 8 11 13 5 14 4 16 2 18

3A State Tournament At Tacoma Dome March 5 Finals Lakes 71, Bellevue 56, first, second Kamiakin 47, Glacier Peak 40, third, fifth O’Dea 77, North Central 66, fourth, sixth

Prep girls basketball 4A KingCo Conference Final standings CREST DIVISION

Issaquah Eastlake Skyline Newport Redmond CROWN DIVISION

League W L 13 1 12 2 8 6 6 8 2 12

Season W L 17 7 21 4 16 9 9 13 4 16

League W L 13 2 9 6 7 8 7 8 3 12 0 15

Season W L 21 7 14 9 10 12 10 13 3 13 2 18

Woodinville Inglemoor Roosevelt Garfield Ballard Bothell March 3 Game Woodinville 49, Bellarmine Prep 39 March 4 Game Lewis & Clark 47, Woodinville 43 March 5 Game Chiawana 46, Woodinville 34

4A State Tournament At Tacoma Dome March 5 Finals Lewis & Clark 62, Federal Way 49, first, second Chiawana 46, Woodinville 34, third, fifth Lake Stevens 53, Bellarmine Prep 45, fourth, sixth

3A/2A KingCo Conference Final standings

Juanita Mount Si Liberty Mercer Island Lake Washington Bellevue Interlake Sammamish

League W L 12 2 11 3 9 5 9 5 7 7 6 8 2 12 0 14

Season W L 19 7 17 7 16 10 17 13 12 9 8 13 6 15 3 15

Prep girls lacrosse Spring schedule ISSAQUAH DISTRICT TEAM March 14: Lake Sammamish at Issaquah (Robinswood Park), 7 p.m. March 18: Issaquah at Lakeside, 5:15 p.m. March 23: Issaquah at Snohomish (Glacier Peak HS), 7:30 p.m. March 29: Issaquah at Roosevelt (Lower Woodland), 5:30 p.m. April 15: Bellevue at Issaquah (Skyline), 6:15 p.m. April 20: Issaquah at Tacoma (Mason MS), 5 p.m. April 22: Mercer Island at Issaquah (Skyline), 6 p.m. April 26: Issaquah at Holy Names (Magnuson Park), 4:30 p.m. April 28: Eastside Catholic at Issaquah (Central Park), 3:30 p.m. May 4: Issaquah at Seattle Prep (Magnuson Park), 3:45 p.m. May 6: Bainbridge at Issaquah (Skyline), 7:30 p.m.

Youth swimming Age Group Invitational DIVISION 1 Results for Issaquah Swim Team: GIRLS 10 & under 50 freestyle: 1, Stephanie Young 29:90 AG; 6, Danika Himes 32.55; 11, Belle Battistoni 34.79; 14, Grace Tacchetti 35.10; 19, Grace Rossi 35.83; 20, Haley Dardis 35.93. 100 freestyle: 1, Young 1:05.89 AG; 11, Battistoni 1:14.52; 13, Himes 1:15.33; 18, Sarah Dimeco 1:20.47. 200 freestyle: 13, Battistoni 2:59.56. 50 backstroke: 4, Himes 36.30; 12, Maggie Van Nortwick 40.93; 14, Dimeco 42.52. 100 backstroke: 11, Rossi 1:28.10; 15, Dardis 1:31.82; 16, Van Nortwick 1:34.43. 50 breaststroke: 3, Van Nortwick 40.96; 15, Battistoni 47.03. 100 breaststroke: 4, Himes 1:28.39 AG; 6, Van Nortwick 1:34.08; 13, Dardis 1:44.58; 15, Tacchetti 1:46.88. 50 butterfly: 1, Young 33.06 AG; 6, Battistoni 39.08; 7, Van Nortwick 39.90; 9, Rossi 40.63. 100 butterfly: 1, Young 1:15.20 AG; 7, Dimeco 1:28.22. 100 individual medley: 1, Young 1:14.11 AG; 6, Himes 1:23.47; 13, Rossi 1:28.20; 18, Van Nortwick 1:30.56; 19, Battistoni 1:33.51; 20, Tacchetti 1:34.65. 200 individual medley: 1, Young 2:34.41 AG; 7, Himes 2:56.76; 11, Dimeco 3:13.11. 11-12 50 freestyle: A final, 5, Hailey Norris 29.25; B final, 7, Elyse Kaczmarek 28.70; 9, Ellie Hohensinner 29.22; 10, Annette Guo 29.62; 11, Gabby Salgado 29.97; prelims, 15, Priya Sidhu 29.84; 19, Aimee Ellis 30.45; 25, Emily Schahrer 31.55; 26, Darian Himes 31.64; 31, Sam Moynihan 32.30; 46, Delany Poggemann 34.70. 100 freestyle: A final, 6, Norris 1:06.24; B final, 8, Guo 1:04.53; 9, Saldgao 1:06.54; 11, Ally Haase 1:10.27; prelims, 29, Hannah-Rae Ernst 1:10.76. 200 freestyle: A final, 4, Norris 2:19.10; B final, 8, Ellis 2:22.85; 11, Haase 2:27.50; prelims, 14, Salgado 2:29.28; 15, Guo 2:30.85.

50 backstroke: A final, 2, Kathy Lin 32.77 AG; 6, Ellis 34.26; B final, 7. Schahrer 34.01; 9, Hohensinner 34.41; 11, Haase 36.12. 100 backstroke: A final, 3, Kaczmarek 1:08.98 AG; 5, Ellis 1:12.86; 6, Hohensinner 1:14.35; B final, 7, Schahrer 1:14.32; 8, Guo 1:16.25; 10, Haase 1:17.91. 200 backstroke: A final, 2, Kaczmarek 2:30.32; 4, Haase 2:44.15; 5, Schahrer 2:47.04; prelims, 9, Ernst 2:49.54. 50 breaststroke: A final, 2, Salgado 36.76 AG; B final, 7, Himes 38.54; prelims, 16, Norris 40.88. 100 breaststroke: B final, 7, Hohensinner 1:25.23; 9, Himes 1:26.24. 200 breaststroke: A final, 1, Lin 2:42.51 AG; 4, Hohensinner 2:58.31; B final, 7, Guo 2:58.41; 8, Himes 3:00.45. 50 butterfly: A final, 3, Kaczmarek 31.76 AG; 5, Norris 32.35; B final, 8, Haase 34.08; 9, Salgado 34.36; prelims, 19, Sidhu 35.82. 100 butterfly: A final, 1, Lin 1:06.80 AG; 2, Hohensinner 1:08.81 AG; 3, Kaczmarek 1:11.46 AG; 4, Guo 1:15.51; 5, Norris 1:15.88. 100 individual medley: B final, 8, Himes 1:16.412; prelims, 17, Schahrer 1:21.30. 200 individual medley: A final, 1, Lin 2:24.79 AG; 3, Kaczmarek 2:32.54 AG; B final, 7, Salgado 2:38.36; 8, Ellis 2:44.07; 10, Himes 2:46.94; 11, Schahrer 2:54.17; prelims, 12, Ernst 2:45.21. 13-14 50 freestyle: A final, 3, Mackenna Briggs 25.65 AG; B final, 8, Lily Newton 27.54; 11, Kourtney Brunings 27.82; prelims, 17, Cecilia Nelson 28.80; 19, Kennedi Norris 28.92; 28, Alyssa Poggemann 29.84; 29, Clarissa Mitchell 29.89; 30, AJ DiMicco 30.12. 100 freestyle: A final, 5, Brigid Mackey 58.14; 6, Newton 58.85; B final, 10, Mekenna Mossman 1:00.31; prelims, 27, Poggemann 1:06.45; 29, DiMicco 1:06.84. 200 freestyle: A final, 1, Briggs 1:58.72 AG; 5, Newton 2:06.66; B final, 7, Brunings 2:06.61; 10, Norris 2:09.76; prelims, 14, Hanna Schwinn 2:13.75; 15, Anna Collons 2:14.49; 16, Mossman 2:14.86; 21, Nelson 2:17.95. 500 freestyle: 1, Briggs 5:20.59 AG. 50 backstroke: A final, 1, Briggs 29.47. 100 backstroke: prelims, 11, Collons 1:09.39; 21, Poggemann 1:14.81; 22, Mossman 1:15.24; 23, Schwinn 1:17.35. 200 backstroke: A final, 2, Brunings 2:19.23; 5, Nelson 2:28.56; B final, 9, Collons 2:31.11; 10, Poggemann 2:39.03. 100 breaststroke: A final, 2, Briggs 1:12.65 AG; 3, Brunings 1:12.89 AG; 6, Mackey 1:15.19; B final, 9, Norris 1:17.78; 14, Mossman 1:22.27; 20, Schwinn 1:34.13. 200 breaststroke: A final, 4, Mackey 2:43.79; 6, Norris 2:53.98. 50 butterfly: A final, 1, Mackey 29.40; 3, Poggemann 31.02. 100 butterfly: A final, 5, Newton 1:05.98; B final, 10, Norris 1:09.70; prelims, 14, Nelson 1:12.17; 15, Mossman 1:13.33; 16, Collons 1:13.53. 200 butterfly: A final, 4, Newton 2:27.64; 6, Nelson 2:36.07. 200 individual medley: A final, 1, Briggs 2:15.39 AG; 3, Mackey 2:17.70 AG; 4, Brunings 2:19.27 AG; 5, Newton 2:24.77; B final, 7, Nelson 2:27.20; 9, Norris 2:29.31; prelims, 21, Collons 2:34.90; 24, Mossman 2:37.87; 26, Poggemann 2:39.28. 400 individual medley: 2, Brunings 4:48.89 AG; 3, Mackey 4:52.14. 15 & over 50 freestyle: 8, Yui Umezawa 26.78; 10, Stephanie Munoz 26.81; 28, Kimi Rogers 29.58. 100 freestyle: 3, Umezawa 57.44. 200 freestyle: 6, Munoz 2:02.76 AGR; 9, Umezawa 2:05.88; 11, Kaela Nurmi 2:09.92. 50 backstroke: 1, Umezawa 29.75. 100 backstroke: 3, Umezawa 1:02.75 AG; 10, Nurmi 1:08.98; 14, Rogers 1:12.01. 200 backstroke: 3, Munoz 2:24.69; 10, Rogers 2:38.54. 100 breaststroke: 9, Rogers 1:17.60; 11, Nurmi 1:18.86. 200 breaststroke: 5, Nurmi 2:44.12. 100 butterfly: 3, Munoz 1:02.75; 4, Umezawa 1:03.08; 8, Rogers 1:06.34. 200 butterfly: 1, Munoz 2:14.66 AGR. 200 individual medley: 3, Munoz 2:17.72 AGR; 9, Rogers 2:30.46. BOYS 10 & under 50 freestyle: 1, Brandon Yue 30.74 AG; 2, Gavyn Brayman 30.75 AG; 4, Kyle Falkner 31.89; 10, Nick Lewis 34.94. 100 freestyle: 3, Falkner 1:08.85; 4, Yue 1:08.89; 7, Brayman 1:09.85; 12, Anton Shebeko 1:18.04; 13, Nolan Van Nortwick 1:19.01. 200 freestyle: 3, Yue 2:28.33 AG; 4, Falkner 2:29.07 AG. 50 backstroke; 2, Yue 36.53 AG; 3, Falkner 37.25; 6, Shebeko 39.62; 7, Van Nortwick 39.76; 9, Lewis 41.08. 100 backstroke: 4, Shebeko 1:23.34; 6, Van Nortwick 1:30.41; 7, Lewis 1:30.83. 50 breaststroke: 1, Van Nortwick 40.04 AG; 5, Brayman 44.00. 100 breaststroke: 5, Brayman 1:32.78; 7, Shebeko 1:40.86. 50 butterfly: 2, Falkner 36.04; 3, Yue 36.51; 4, Brayman 37.75; 7, Shebeko 41.90. 100 butterfly: 1, Falkner 1:19.65 AG; 3, Brayman 1:21.92 AG. 100 individual medley: 7, Van Nortwick 1:28.68; 8, Lewis 1:34.11. 200 individual medley: 1, Yue 2:43.55 AG. 11-12 50 freestyle: A final, 5, Ivan Graham 28.83 AG; prelims, 17, Bennett Ernst 31.67; 19, Dylan Melody 32.40. 100 freestyle: A final, 5, Graham 1:02.09 AG; prelims, 17, Will O’Daffer 1:07.90; 22, Ernst 1:12.14. 200 freestyle: B final, 9, O’Daffer 2:26.07. 50 backstroke: A final, 1, Graham 31.70 AG; B final, 8, O’Daffer 33.99 AG. 100 backstroke: A final, 4, Graham 1:08.73 AG; 6, O’Daffer 1:14.79. 50 breaststroke: prelims, 4, Graham 35.54 AG; 12, Melody 41.59. 100 breaststroke: B final, 9, O’Daffer 1:27.78; 11, Melody 1:31.53. 20 breaststroke: prelims, 9, Melody 3:15.08. 50 butterfly: A final, 1, Graham 29.84 AG. 200 individual medley: A final, 3, O’Daffer 2:38.96 AG; prelims, 9, Melody 2:54.72. 13-14 50 freestyle: A final, 1, Nick Klatt 24.89 AG; 4, Nolan Hoover 25.03 AG; 5, Kevin Nam 25.47 AG; prelims, 18, Nick Nava 28.87; 21, Connor Schwinn 29.55. 100 freestyle: A final, 5, Connor Biehl 57.58; 6, Connor Broughton 59.52; prelims, 6, Jackson Berman 57.50; 23, Nava 1:07.51. 200 freestyle: A final, 1, Klatt 1:48.89 AG; 4, Hoover 2:00.98 AG; 5, Berman 2:01.09 AG; B final, 9, Xavier Graham 2:04.90; 10, Elliot Schwinn 2:06.53; 11, Broughton 2:07.25; prelims, 14, Nam 2:08.35. 100 backstroke: B final, 7, Nam 1:11.35; 8, E. Schwinn 1:12.04; 9, C. Schwinn 1:12.49; 11, Nava 1:12.84. 200 backstroke: A final, 1, Hoover 2:05.93 AG; 3, Biehl 2:18.52 AG; B final, 7, Graham 2:24.54; prelims, 5, Berman 2:18.30 AG. 50 breaststroke: A final, 2, Nava 39.95. 100 breaststroke: A final, 2, Hoover 1:07.94 AG; 4, Graham 1:10.48 AG; 6, E. Schwinn 1:15.24; B final, 7, Broughton 1:15.47; 8, Nam 1:16.29; 11, C. Schwinn 1:19.65. 200 breaststroke: A final, 2, Graham 2:34.66 AG. 50 butterfly: A final, 3, Nava 34.02. 100 butterfly: A final, 1, Hoover 59.66 AG; 2, Biehl 1:02.84 AG; B final, 7, Broughton 1:04.74; 9, Nava 1:14.61. 200 butterfly: A final, 1, Klatt 2:11.58 AG; 3, Berman 2:17.40 AG; 5, Broughton 2:25.04 AG; 6, Graham 2:29.51. 200 individual medley: A final, 2, Biehl 2:24.28 AG; 4, Graham 2:18.17 AG; prelims, 5, Berman 2:18.64. 400 individual medley: 1, Hoover 4:35.95 AG; 2, Berman 4:42.30 AG; 3, Broughton 4:48.37 AG. 15 & over 50 freestyle: 2, Paul Jett 23.80; 4, Malcolm Mitchell 24.84; 8, Chris Freeberg 26.23; 9, Lucas Ung 26.37. 100 freestyle: 5, Ung 55.94. 200 freestyle: 2, Mitchell 1:55.81; 6, Ung 2:03.07. 500 freestyle: 1, Mitchell 5:08.90. 100 backstroke: 1, Jett 1:00.81; 2, Ung 1:03.80; 6, Freeberg 1:05.77. 200 backstroke: 2, Ung 2:14.01; 3, Jett 2:20.65; 4, Mitchell 2:21.27. 100 breaststroke; 2, Jett 1:09.34. 100 butterfly: 3, Mitchell 59.07. 200 individual medley: 1, Jett 2:06.74 AGR; 3, Mitchell 2:12.93; 5, Ung 2:16.90.

Prep spring sports schedules Issaquah Eagles BASEBALL March 12: Issaquah at Newport (scrimmage), 11 a.m. March 14: Kentridge at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. March 18: Issaquah at Liberty, 3:45 p.m. March 19: Kelso at Issaquah (Newport), 11 a.m. March 22: Issaquah at Newport, 4 p.m. March 24: Eastlake at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. March 26: Issaquah at Sedro Woolley, 11 a.m. March 30: Redmond at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. April 1: Issaquah at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 2: Kentwood at Issaquah (Safeco Field), 4 p.m. April 5: Inglemoor at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. April 7: Issaquah at Garfield, 3:45 p.m April 9: Mount Rainier at Issaquah, 11 a.m. April 11: Ballard at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. April 13: Issaquah at Bothell, 6 p.m. April 15: Roosevelt at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. April 19: Issaquah at Woodinville, 6:30 p.m. April 21: Newport at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. April 25: Issaquah at Eastlake, 4 p.m. April 29: Issaquah at Redmond (Hartman Park), 6 p.m. May 2: Skyline at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. BOYS SOCCER March 12: Mount Si at Issaquah, 4 p.m. March 14: Chief Sealth at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m.

Adult sports


Issaquah Alps Trail Club

March 12, 9 a.m., Tiger Mountain loop, 8 miles, 2,000-foot elevation gain. Call 269-3079 ... March 12, 10 a.m., Dogs’ Welcome Hike, 3-5 miles, 600- to 1,000-foot elevation gain. Call 4812341 ... March 19, 9 a.m., Taylor Mountain, Holder Ridge and Whiskey Still loop, 6 miles, 1,500-foot elevation gain. Call 453-8997 ... March 20, 9:30 a.m., Cougar Mountain loop, anti-aircraft peak via mine shaft, 4.5 miles, 650-foot elevation gain. Call 882-3435. Cascade Bicycle Club March 10, 6:45 p.m., Eastside Tour, 20-30 miles from Sammamish Valley Cycle in Redmond. Call 394-1347 ... March 11, 10 a.m., Lake Sammamish ride, 30 miles from Lake Sammamish State Park. Call 235-2596. Rowing March 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Sammamish Rowing Association holds introductory course in rowing. Class open for ages 13 and up. Class includes rowing, land training and on-the-water instruction. There will also be information about spring adult and beginning classes. Register at

Youth sports/activities Fencing The Washington Fencing Academy offers fencing lessons for youth, beginning and intermediate groups at Clark and Issaquah Valley elementary schools. New sessions start in April. Call 837-3300. Soccer  Issaquah Parks and Recreation is registering players for its spring soccer program, for children kindergarten through the fifth grade. Register online at Call 837-3346. Little League Issaquah Little League is registering baseball and softball players at March 16: Auburn Mountainview at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. March 18: Eastside Catholic at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. March 21: Issaquah at Highline (Highline Stadium), 7:30 p.m. March 24: Woodinville at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. March 26: Skyline at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. March 29: Issaquah at Inglemoor, 7:30 p.m. April 1: Roosevelt at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. April 9: Issaquah at Yelm, 2 p.m. April 12: Issaquah at Redmond, 7:30 p.m. April 15: Newport at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. April 19: Issaquah at Eastlake, 7:30 p.m. April 26: Issaquah at Bothell (Pop Keeney Stadium), 7:30 p.m. April 29: Issaquah at Ballard, 7:30 p.m. May 3: Garfield at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL April 4: Issaquah at Skyline, 4 p.m. April 5: Issaquah at Newport, 4:30 p.m. April 13: Redmond at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m. April 15: Eastlake at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m. April 18: Issaquah at Bothell, 4 p.m. April 19: Inglemoor at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m. April 25: Issaquah at Garfield, 4 p.m. April 27: Roosevelt at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m. April 29: Issaquah at Woodinville, 6:30 p.m. May 2: Ballard at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m. May 5: Skyline at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m. May 6: Newport at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m. May 11: Issaquah at Redmond (Hartman Park), 4 p.m. May 13: Issaquah at Eastlake, 4 p.m. GIRLS GOLF March 17: Issaquah at Ballard (W. Seattle GC), 3 p.m. March 21: Garfield at Issaquah (Snoqualmie Falls GC), 3:15 p.m. March 23: Issaquah at Newport (Newcastle GC), 3:30 p.m. April 12: Inglemoor at Issaquah (Sno Falls), 3:15 p.m. April 14: Issaquah at Eastlake (Sahalee), 3 p.m. April 19: Redmond at Issaquah (Sno Falls), 3:15 p.m. April 20: Issaquah at Bothell (Wayne GC), 3 p.m. April 25: Woodinville at Issaquah (Sno Falls), 3:15 p.m. May 2: Roosevelt at Issaquah (Sno Falls), 3:15 p.m. May 4: Issaquah at Skyline (Plateau GC), 3 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS March 15: Issaquah at Mount Si, 3:45 p.m. March 17: Issaquah at Liberty, 3:45 p.m. March 22: Issaquah at Garfield (Amy Yee TC), 3:45 p.m. March 24: Eastlake at Issaquah (Tibbetts Park TC), 3:45 p.m. March 29: Newport at Issaquah (Tibbetts Park TC), 3:45 p.m. April 12: Issaquah at Redmond, 3:45 p.m. April 14: Bothell at Issaquah (Tibbetts Park TC), 3:45 p.m. April 19: Issaquah at Woodinville, 3:45 p.m. April 20: Issaquah at Inglemoor, 3:45 p.m. April 21: Ballard at Issaquah (Tibbetts Park TC), 3:45 p.m. April 28: Issaquah at Roosevelt (Lower Woodland TC), 3:45 p.m May 3: Skyline at Issaquah (Tibbetts Park TC), 3:45 p.m. May 5: Issaquah at Mercer Island, 3:45 p.m. TRACK & FIELD March 19: Issaquah at Seattle Academy Relays (West Seattle Stadium) March 24: Issaquah at Garfield March 26: Issaquah at Kent-Meridian Invitational March 31: Issaquah at Roosevelt April 14: Inglemoor, Woodinville at Issaquah, 4 p.m. April 16: Issaquah at Easton Invitational (Snohomish) April 21: Issaquah at Redmond, 4 p.m. April 28: Eastlake at Issaquah, 4 p.m. April 30: Issaquah at Tomahawk Classic (MarysvillePilchuck) May 3: Liberty, Skyline at Issaquah, 4 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE March 11: Couer d’Alene at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. March 15: Mukilteo at Issaquah, 8 p.m. March 18: Issaquah at Lake Washington, 8 p.m. March 21: Issaquah at Eastlake, 7 p.m. March 25: O.E.S. vs. Issaquah (Mercer Island), 8 p.m. March 26: Centennial, Ore., vs. Issaquah at Mercer Island, 4 p.m. March 29: Overlake at Issaquah, 8 p.m. April 2: Issaquah at Puyallup, 7 p.m. April 6: Issaquah at Rutgers Prep, N.J., 4:30 p.m. April 7: Issaquah at Lawrenceville, N.J., 4:30 p.m. April 9: Issaquah at Peddie, N.J., 1 p.m. April 15: Issaquah at Mercer Island, 8 p.m.’ April 19: Issaquah at Eastside Catholic, 8 p.m. April 23: King’s Way at Issaquah, 7 p.m. April 26: Northshore at Issaquah, 8 p.m. April 30: Bainbridge at Issaquah, 7 p.m. May 6: Bellevue at Issaquah, 8 p.m. May 11: Issaquah at Skyline, 8 p.m. May 13: Lynnwood at Issaquah, 8 p.m.

Liberty Patriots BASEBALL March 14: Auburn at Liberty, 4 p.m. March 16: Liberty at Auburn Mountainview, 4 p.m. March 18: Issaquah at Liberty, 3:45 p.m. March 25: Kentlake at Liberty, 4 p.m. March 26: Liberty at Eastside Catholic, 1 p.m. April 1: Hazen at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. April 4: Interlake at Liberty, 4 p.m. April 6: Lake Washington at Liberty, 4 p.m. April 8: Liberty at Bellevue, 4 p.m. April 11: Liberty at Mount Si, 4 p.m. for the 2011 season. Baseball programs for ages 5-6 to 13-14 ... Sammamish Little League also registering baseball and softball players, and players for Challenger program. Go to Volleyball Sammamish YMCA offers volleyball program for girls 15-17 from 3:30-5 p.m. every Thursday. Call 391-4840. Sports sampler Issaquah Parks offers sports sampler program for ages 3-5 in soccer and basketball. Classes start March 28. Call 837-3300. Pee wee sports Issaquah Parks offers pee wee soccer and T-ball for ages 4-5. Program starts March 23. Call 837-3300. Karate Issaquah Parks offers karate classes taught by the Washington Shotokan Association for beginners and continued levels, ages 6-11, at the Community Center. Next session begins April 28. Call 837-3300. Wrestling Sammamish Plateau Wrestling Club holds workouts at Beaver Lake Middle School. Club is open to wrestlers K-12. Workouts are Tuesday and Thursday. Grades 1-5 work out from 6-7 p.m., grades 6-12 from 7-8 p.m. Call 4451389 or e-mail go to Swimming Issaquah Parks has started registration for spring swimming lessons. Register at Special programs Issaquah Parks provides bowling for people with special needs, ages 13and-up. Bowling is 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Adventure Bowl in Snoqualmie. Transportation is provided at the Community Center. The next session begins March 16. Call 837-3346. April 13: Liberty at Mercer Island (Island Crest Park), 6 p.m. April 15: Sammamish at Liberty, 4 p.m. April 16: Liberty at Skyline, 3 p.m. April 18: Liberty at Juanita (Lee Johnson Field), 7 p.m. April 20: Liberty at Interlake, 4 p.m. April 22: Liberty at Lake Washington (Lee Johnson Field), 7 p.m. April 25: Bellevue at Liberty, 4 p.m. April 27: Mount Si at Liberty, 4 p.m. April 29: Mercer Island at Liberty, 4 p.m. May 2: Liberty at Sammamish, 4 p.m. BOYS SOCCER March 12: Hazen at Liberty, 3 p.m. March 15: Redmond at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. March 18: Liberty at Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m. March 22: Mount Si at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. March 25: Bellevue at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. March 29: Sammamish at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. April 1: Lake Washington at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. April 5: Liberty at Juanita, 7:30 p.m. April 12: Interlake at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. April 15: Liberty at Mount Si, 7:30 p.m. April 19: Liberty at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m. April 22: Liberty at Sammamish, 7:30 p.m. April 26: Liberty at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m. April 29: Juanita at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. May 3: Mercer Island at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. May 6: Liberty at Interlake, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL March 14: Highline at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. March 22: Mount Si at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. March 24: Liberty at Mercer Island (South Mercer Playfields), 4:30 p.m. March 28: Bellevue at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. March 29: Liberty at Juanita, 4:30 p.m. April 1: Liberty at Redmond (Hartman Park), 4 p.m. April 4: Sammamish at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. April 5: Lake Washington at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. April 12: Liberty at Interlake, 4:30 p.m. April 14: Liberty at Mount Si, 4:30 p.m. April 16: Liberty vs. Selah at UW Softball Field, 11 a.m. April 19: Mercer Island at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. April 21: Liberty at Bellevue, 4:30 p.m. April 26: Juanita at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. April 28: Liberty at Sammamish, 4:30 p.m. May 3: Liberty at Lake Washington, 4:30 p.m. May 5: Interlake at Liberty, 4:30 p.m. May 10: Liberty at Kennedy Catholic (Chelsea Park), 3:30 p.m. GIRLS GOLF March 17: Lake Washington, Juanita at Liberty (Maplewood GC), 3:30 p.m. March 21: Liberty, Mount Si at Interlake (Tam O’Shanter), 3:30 p.m. March 24: Liberty, Bellevue at Sammamish, 3:15 p.m. April 12: Mount Si at Liberty (Maplewood GC), 2:56 p.m. April 14: Liberty at Mercer Island (Jefferson GC), 4 p.m. April 19: Sammamish at Liberty (Maplewood GC), 2:56 p.m. April 21: Interlake at Liberty (Maplewood) 2:56 p.m. April 25: Liberty at Bellevue (Overlake GC), 3:15 p.m. April 27: Juanita at Liberty (Maplewood), 2:56 p.m. May 3: Liberty at Lake Washington (Bellevue GC), 3 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS March 17: Issaquah at Liberty, 3:45 p.m. March 24: Liberty at Juanita, 3:45 p.m. April 12: Interlake at Liberty, 3:45 p.m. April 14: Liberty at Sammamish, 3:45 p.m. April 21: Bellevue at Liberty, 3:45 p.m April 26: Mercer Island at Liberty, 3:45 p.m. April 28: Liberty at Mount Si, 3:45 p.m. May 3: Lake Washington at Liberty, 3:45 p.m. TRACK & FIELD March 24: Liberty at Lake Washington, 4 p.m. March 26: Liberty Invitational, 9 a.m. March 31: Ballard at Liberty, 4 p.m. April 14: Mount Si at Liberty, 4 p.m. April 21: Juanita at Liberty, 4 p.m. April 28: Liberty at Interlake, 4 p.m. April 30: Liberty girls at Lake Washington Invitational, boys at Shoreline Invitational May 3: Liberty, Skyline at Issaquah, 4 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE March 18: Gig Harbor at Liberty, 7 p.m. March 24: Liberty at Redmond, 7:30 p.m. March 26: South Kitsap at Liberty, 7 p.m. March 30: Mount Si at Liberty, 8 p.m. April 12: Liberty at Mount Si (Snoqualmie MS), 5:30 p.m. April 16: Liberty at Klahowya, 5 p.m. April 21: Liberty at Highline (Moshier Park), 8 p.m. April 26: Highline at Liberty, 8 p.m. April 28: Sammamish at Liberty, 8 p.m. April 30: Liberty at Port Angles, 3 p.m. May 7: Liberty at North Kitsap, 3 p.m. May 10: Redmond at Liberty, 8 p.m.

Skyline Spartans BASEBALL March 11: Eastside Catholic at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. March 15: Kentwood at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. March 17: Mount Rainier at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. March 22: Mount Si at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. March 24: Skyline at Redmond (Hartman Park), 6 p.m. March 26: O’Dea at Skyline, 2:30 p.m. March 28: Skyline at Eastlake, 4 p.m. March 30: Newport at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 1: Issaquah at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 5: Roosevelt at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 7: Skyline at Woodinville, 6:30 p.m. April 11: Inglemoor at Skyline, 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 • April 13: Skyline at Garfield, 3:45 p.m. April 15: Ballard at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 16: Liberty at Skyline, 3 p.m. April 19: Skyline at Bothell, 6 p.m. April 25: Redmond at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 27: Eastlake at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 29: Skyline at Newport, 4 p.m. May 2: Skyline at Issaquah, 3:45 p.m. GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL March 11-12: Skyline at Kentwood Classic (Kent Service Club) March 16: Tahoma at Skyline, 4 p.m. March 17: Skyline at Bonney Lake, 4 p.m. March 19: Skyline at Kentwood Classic (Kent Service Club) April 4: Issaquah at Skyline, 4 p.m. April 5: Skyline at Eastlake, 4 p.m. April 11: Newport at Skyline, 4 p.m. April 15: Skyline at Redmond (Hartman Park), 4 p.m. April 18: Skyline at Roosevelt (Lower Woodland), 4 p.m. April 19: Woodinville at Skyline, 4 p.m. April 25: Skyline at Ballard (Lower Woodland), 4 p.m. April 27: Bothell at Skyline, 4 p.m. April 29: Skyline at Inglemoor, 6:30 p.m. May 2: Garfield at Skyline, 4 p.m. May 4: Skyline at Issaquah, 4:30 p.m. May 6: Eastlake at Skyline, 4 p.m. May 9: Skyline at Newport, 4:30 p.m. May 11: Juanita at Skyline, 4 p.m. May 13: Redmond at Skyline, 4 p.m. GIRLS GOLF March 16: Skyline at Bothell (Wayne GC), 3 p.m. March 22: Roosevelt at Skyline (Plateau GC), 3 p.m. April 12: Garfield at Skyline (Plateau GC), 3 p.m. April 13: Skyline at Newport (Newcastle GC), 3:30 p.m. April 19: Skyline at Inglemoor (Inglewood GC), 3 p.m. April 21: Skyline at Eastlake (Sahalee GC), 3 p.m. April 25: Redmond at Skyline (Plateau GC), 3 p.m. April 28: Woodinville at Skyline (Plateau GC), 3 p.m. May 3: Skyline at Ballard (W. Seattle GC), 3:30 p.m. May 4: Issaquah at Skyline (Plateau GC), 3 p.m. BOYS SOCCER March 12: Skyline at Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m. March 15: Skyline at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m. March 17: Skyline at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m. March 21: Auburn Mountainview at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. March 24: Skyline at Newport, 7:30 p.m. March 26: Skyline at Issaquah, 7 p.m. March 29: Skyline at Garfield (Memorial Stadium), 7:30 p.m. April 1: Inglemoor at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. April 11: Skyline at Wenatchee, 6 p.m. April 15: Redmond at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. April 19: Ballard at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. April 22: Skyline at Bothell, 7:30 p.m. April 26: Skyline at Eastlake, 7:30 p.m.


April 29: Roosevelt at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. May 3: Skyline at Woodinville (Pop Keeney Stadium), 7:30 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS March 17: Skyline at Mercer Island, 3:45 p.m. March 22: Roosevelt at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. March 24: Newport at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 11: Skyline at Garfield (Amy Yee TC), 3:45 p.m. April 12: Skyline at Inglemoor, 3:45 p.m. April 14: Eastlake at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 19: Skyline at Redmond, 3:45 p.m. April 21: Bothell at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. April 26: Skyline at Woodinville, 3:45 p.m. April 28: Ballard at Skyline, 3:45 p.m. May 3: Skyline at Issaquah (Tibbetts Park TC), 3:45 p.m. TRACK & FIELD March 17: Skyline Jamboree, 4 p.m. March 24: Woodinville at Skyline, 4 p.m. March 31: Skyline at Newport, 4 p.m. April 1: Skyline at Eastmont Invitational, noon April 14: Garfield, Eastlake at Skyline, 4 p.m. April 21: Sammamish, Bothell at Skyline, 4 p.m. April 23: Skyline at Viking Classic, 10 a.m. April 28: Skyline at Roosevelt, 4 p.m. April 30: Skyline at Shoreline Invitational May 5: Skyline, Liberty at Issaquah, 4 p.m. May 11, 13: Skyline at 3A/4A KingCo Championships (Juanita) May 18, 20: Skyline at Wes/King Bi-District Championships (Marysville-Pilchuck) May 26-28: Skyline at State Championship Meet (Mount Tahoma) BOYS LACROSSE March 11: Skyline at Centennial, Nev., 7 p.m. March 12: Skyline at Henderson, Nev., 4 p.m. March 18: Skyline at Northshore, 7 p.m. March 22: Skyline at Overlake, 5 p.m. March 25: Timberline vs. Skyline at Islander Middle School, 6 p.m. March 26: Sunset, Ore., vs. Skyline at Mercer Island, 8 p.m. March 29: Lynnwood at Skyline, 8 p.m. April 9: Skyline at Jesuit, Ore., 4 p.m. April 12: Skyline at Mukilteo (Kamiak High), 8 p.m. April 14: Skyline at Eastside Catholic, 7:30 p.m. April 18: Curtis at Skyline, 8 p.m. April 20: Skyline at Tacoma (Mount Tahoma High), 8 p.m, April 22: Eastlake at Skyline, 8 p.m. April 26: Skyline at Lakeside, 5 p.m. April 28: Stadium at Skyline, 8 p.m. May 3: Bellevue at Skyline, 8 p.m. May 6: Skyline at Lake Washington, 8 p.m. May 11: Issaquah at Skyline, 8 p.m. May 13: Mercer Island at Skyline, 8 p.m.

Lacrosse FROM PAGE B4

“He is probably the best longstick midfielder in the state,” Fortier said. “He has definite college potential. He is a good takeaway defender and great on groundballs.” Issaquah went 12-2 in league play last year and was 18-5 overall. Fortier said he is concerned about Issaquah’s depth. The loss of Lucas, who was an all-league defender, will be felt. “We have a very solid first 13 guys, but we don’t have that depth up to 20 guys as we have had the last three years,” said Fortier, who is in his 10th year as Issaquah coach. Depth is a huge factor in Division I, which gets stronger each year. Mercer Island, Bainbridge and Issaquah have been the big powers. However, the Skyline, Eastside Catholic and Eastlake programs are growing and getting stronger each year. Issaquah begins its season at 7:30 p.m. March 11 with a nonleague game at home against Couer d’Alene, Idaho. One of the highlights for Issaquah this season will be a spring vacation trip to New Jersey, where the Eagles will play three games. Spartans return with scoring punch Skyline returns with three of its top scorers from last season. Junior Maxwell Saffle, who was second on the team in scoring, had 23 goals and 14 assists. Junior Jack Pruitt scored 24 goals and senior Brennan West accounted for 12 goals and 10 assists. The Spartans, coached by Adam Kurtenbach, have 14 players back

Landdeck FROM PAGE B4

being recruited by many universities for football, Landdeck has decided to walk on at the University of Idaho. “Nik is the perfect representation of a student athlete,” Bennett said. “Whoever gets him will be a very lucky program.” But Landdeck’s own response to his success is humble and matter-of-fact: “I’m very passionate at what I do. I work 100 percent at everything. I don’t take the easy road,” he said with a small shrug and smile. Fellow football and basketball teammates laud Landdeck’s leadership abilities. “He puts his heart into every play,” said senior Jay Deinies. “You always know he will give it his all.” Senior Adam Dondoyano reflected on Landdeck’s influence on his own athletic career. “Nik has always been the big leader,” he said. “He’s always showed me the way.” Despite football and basketball practices, Landdeck holds his own academically. He has a 3.5 grade point average; his favorite subjects are English and environmental sciences.


Brandon Fortier, Issaquah lacrosse club coach, whistles for the attention of his players during a practice March 2 at Issaquah Stadium. from last season’s team that went 10-8 overall and reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament. Skyline begins its season March 11 with a nonleague game at Centennial, Nev. Liberty begins second season Liberty, which competes in Division II, begins its second season March 18 at home against Gig Harbor. Coach Geo Tamblyn has a number of players back from last season’s team, which had its growing pains. The Patriots, who won just two games, have a mix of experienced players and promising freshmen. The probable starters loom as midfielders Casey Smith, Forrest Hurley and Jeff Arnevick; defenders Wyatt Johnson, Sam Dodt and Alex Batali; and attackers Ryan Menezes, Anthony Mantz and Aaron Fleis. Johnson and Dodt are freshmen. Midfielders Collin Ross and Colin Larson are promising freshmen players, too.

“He’s able to handles his athletics and academics through dedication,” Griffith said. “Obviously, there are kids who aren’t able to manage it academically.” With a faint blush, though, Landdeck suggested his grade point average “should maybe be a little bit higher.” Teammate Eric Lemke, a junior, stated simply that Nik is “inspirational,” while teammate Ethan Kalin, also a junior, said that Nik has made “a big impact.” Landdeck, it seems, with overwhelming consensus, is doing something right. “Nik is an absolute blessing to coach,” Griffith said. “He looks in your eyes, says ‘Yes, sir.’ He gives it his all. I want my own kids to grow up to be like him.” And how is Landdeck handling all of this attention, with reporters, interviews and photos? “It’s cool to have an article written about me,” Landdeck said, his voice carrying a touch of unease. And then he added, after an uncomfortable pause: “But everyone else on my team kind of deserves this, too.” Gwen Davis is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory. Managing Editor Kathleen R. Merrill contributed to this story. Comment at

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Eight students from the Issaquah School District have passed the first hurdle for making the Museum of Flight’s renowned Washington Aerospace Scholars program. The students include Keith Luu and Neha Saraf, of Issaquah High School; and Matthew Knuth (from left), Andrew Pedroni, Christian Caldwell, Albert Ng, Andrea Liu and Ben Walzer, of Skyline High School, pictured above. A total of 287 high school juniors statewide made the first cut. Finalists must complete 10 lessons and submit quizzes, math problems, essays and graphics through May. The top 160 scholars will win an all-expense paid summer residency to the Museum of Flight

Preview curriculum choices The Issaquah School District is changing its curriculum for elementary school science and high school language arts. Parents and community members can view the district’s top choices and write comments about each curriculum at two preview nights. Both previews will be presented at the district Administration Building, 565 N.W. Holly St. Elementary school science, 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 11 High school language arts, 4:30-7 p.m. March 15

Science labs boost test scores Fluorite fluoresces green under an ultraviolet light and graphite leaves a silvery streak across paper. Sunset Elementary School third-graders tried myriad tests on a bagful of minerals, identifying each one for their unit about rocks and minerals Feb. 17. For a fee of $740, Roxanne Nanninga, a Pacific Science Center instructor for Science on Wheels, taught the entire third grade the difference between rocks and minerals. Some students already knew the basics about the two. “Rocks are just rocks and minerals could be valuable stuff, like rubies,” Laurel Bangs said. Nanninga compared the two to a chocolate chip cookie — the cookie was like a rock, she said. The chocolate chips, nuts and raisins in it were like minerals inside a rock. Minerals were easy to identify, so long as students had the right tools, she said. Dividing students into pairs, she passed out eight minerals to each group. Students tested the properties of each mineral before solving the mineral madness mystery. They started with an easy test, called a streak test. “The streak test is to find out now hard or soft the minerals are,” Nanninga said. “Some minerals are so soft they leave a mark on paper.” Glen McInerney smiled when he saw the mineral graphite left a mark on his worksheet. “It’s like a pencil,” he said. “Cool.” Although it is commonly called lead, graphite is used to fill pencils. “They call it lead because a long time ago, they put lead in our pencils,” Nanninga said. “But then they learned that lead

Schools in focus Sunset Elementary School was very poisonous, so now they use graphite.” The next test was as simple as decorating a refrigerator door. Students held magnets next to their minerals to see if they were magnetic. The mineral magnetite passed the test. “You’ll notice it’s heavy, too,” Nanninga said. “It has a lot of iron in it, and iron is magnetic.” Later, the third-graders used hand-held generators to learn that copper and graphite conduct electricity. It tied in perfectly with their last unit, which covered electricity, so students understood why they needed a closed circuit when testing the minerals. “We put copper inside of wires a lot of the time because it’s so good at conducting electricity,” Nanninga said. For their final test, students used ultraviolet light to see if their minerals would fluoresce. Nanninga explained that ultraviolet light is part of a spectrum. Its wavelengths are smaller than the visible light spectrum that makes up the rainbow, but its not as small as X-rays. Some minerals have chemicals that react with ultraviolet lights, causing them to glow. The opals glowed a bright green, and some students held them as they would a “Star Wars” light saber, examining their eerie glow. Fluorite emitted speckles of yellow and orange. “I learned that rocks can sometimes glow,” Ken Zahn said. Students learned that garnet is used in sandpaper and used to make gemstones. Quartz can be used to make glass. Halite, a blocky sort of mineral, more com-

The teachings of about 1,340 days

Approximately 100 days away from graduation, I have come to realize that I have spent the past three years of my life in a swirled array of 60-pound backpacks, the letters IB, sleepless nights and Friday night games. Did I learn anything from this kaleidoscope of activities? Surprisingly, yes. Skyline High School has taught me the importance of hard work — those 60-pound backpacks crammed with history, math and science textbooks, accompanied by the occasional English novel or brown paper bag lunch, filled my head with knowledge on how

Mineral madness By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter

Eight students aim for space

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hall Monitor Nehath Sheriff Skyline High School everything in the universe works. Its clubs and programs have taught me about the world, connecting me with the hardships, the gains and the people. The sleepless nights have men-

tally prepared me for more of the same that I am sure will be part of my future career. Friday night games taught me about school spirit, friendship and teamwork. Though I’m glad that some of those huge papers and killer finals are behind me, Skyline High School has prepared me for the future, shown me a glimpse of my potential and taught me the importance of hard work wherever our paths lead us. Here at Skyline, we can look up to the world, a result of the work we put in, and say, carpe diem.


Sunset Elementary School third-graders Glen McInerney and his rocks-and-minerals partner Catherine Griffin do a streak test to see which minerals leave a mark on paper.

GET INVOLVED The next Sunset PTA auction that supports scientific outreach will be held March 19 at the Meydenbauer Center. Learn more at

monly known as rock salt, is a form of sodium chloride. Fluorite, the glowing rock, is also commonly used. “They use fluorite to make fluoride, which they use at the dentist to make your teeth strong,” Nanninga said. Science workshops help test scores The students’ careful mineral observations tie into the scientific method incorporated into their lessons from first to fifth grade. Starting in 2007, Sunset partnered with its PTA to raise funds for more science workshops, including the third grade’s Pacific Science Center’s Mineral Madness lesson. “Every grade gets an enhanced opportunity to do hands-on science because they get additional funding from our PTA,” Principal Wayne Hamasaki said. In first grade, “I try to keep it as hands-on as possible,” teacher Cindy Nelson said. “We always start with a question, we make a hypothesis and then we do the experiment.” Students celebrate if their hypotheses are right, and they celebrate if they are wrong, too, “because you learned something,” Nelson said. By fifth grade, students know all about the scientific method. “We try to get away from science as observation to where you’re manipulating something in the experiment,” teacher Wendy


The mineral fluorite fluoresces green under the flow of a UV light during a Sunset Elementary School Mineral Madness workshop. Heider said. The science labs and enthusiastic teaching are paying off; last spring, Sunset fifth-graders had the highest average science test scores on the Measurement of Student Progress in the Issaquah School District, with 72 percent passing. The district’s other elementary schools’ averages range from 32 percent to 62 percent of their students meeting standard in science. “Sunset’s scores are impressive,” district Executive Director of

Teaching and Learning Emilie Hard said, noting the supplemental funding it receives from its PTA and its teachers’ commitment to science. The district is in the process of updating its science curriculum for all elementary schools, and soon other schools, like Sunset, may have more science workshops. “We need our kids to have skills that will meet the needs of the 21st century,” Hamasaki said.

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Check for radon, the clear, odorless radioactive gas By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter Most homeowners check their houses for the visible problems: the leaky faucet, the chipping paint, the clogged gutters. But few are aware of radon — a clear, odorless radioactive gas. Radon occurs from the natural, radioactive decay of uranium or radium in soil, rock and water and can become airborne. The gas can concentrate in buildings and homes and cause adverse health effects: breathing in radioactive gas is second to smoking for causing lung cancer in people. Every year, about 10 percent of lung cancer deaths, about 20,000 people, are attributed to radon. Though Issaquah is not a radon hotspot, it doesn’t hurt to test the radon levels inside, at least to get peace of mind, Washington Department of Health Radiation Health Physicist Mike Brennan said. “Issaquah is not one our known high potential areas,” Brennan

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said. “When you get to areas where bedrock can be closer to the surface, there’s a possibility that there could be higher levels” of radon. King County has a low potential for radon, but much of Eastern Washington and Vancouver have moderate or high potential for radon. Granite countertops, a popular surface in kitchens and bathrooms, can also give off radon, although Pat Moore, a certified industrial hygienist with the Environmental & Infrastructure Group of The Shaw Group, said the risk is low. Now that more people are aware of the risk, many stores selling granite countertops test them for radon before selling them, he said. Testing for radon The two main ways of testing for radon are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from home improvement stores or online. The short-term test typically uses activated charcoal. The homeowner, renter or inspector should hang the kit in the lowest, commonly used room in the house. “If you had a basement that has a family room in it, that would be

Toilet leak kits arriving by mail The average home can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other household leaks. The results: wasted water and pricier water bills. In order to stop the drips, Cas-


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a good place,” Brennan said. “But if your basement if used for storage, probably not.” The activated charcoal absorbs the gas for between two to seven days. Once the charcoal is shipped to a laboratory, technicians heat it and read the amount of radiation as it decays, Moore said. Short-term tests usually cost less than $20. If a short-term test reveals a higher concentration of radon, residents can follow-up with a long-term test. Long-term kits usually cost less than $50, and take at least 90 days before they can be sent to a laboratory for analysis. Many long-term kits use alpha track detectors — a type of film that records particles released by the decay of radon. Once the kit is sent to the laboratory, technicians can count the tracks on the film and then compute the radon concentration. Residents can also get a continuous radon gas monitor, but it

would probably only be needed for places of high concern and costs hundreds of dollars, Moore said. If a house has a high concentration of radon — more than 4 picocuries per liter of radon — homeowners can take steps to fix the problem. “You make it harder for the radon to get in by sealing up cracks,” Brennan said. “And easier for the radon to go elsewhere with pipes and fans.” He encouraged residents to test for radon — there are even tests specially made for granite countertops. Even if their neighbors report low radon levels, everyone should test, as radon concentrations can vary from house to house. “Testing is easy and if you don’t test, you don’t know about a particular house,” Brennan said.

cade Water Alliance plans to send toilet leak detection mailers to more than 100,000 residences in Issaquah and King County for Fix A Leak Week from March 14-20. The mailers include dye strips and simple instructions to check toilets for leaks. Learn more about toilet-leak fixes and other conser-

vation programs at the alliance website, Since 2004, the alliance has offered conservation programs to help reduce water use and save money. Customers can receive rebates for installing WaterSense toilets and clothes washers, as well as rain shut-off devices for irrigation systems. The alliance also provides irrigation system audits, efficient showerhead and aerator installations at apartment complexes, and upgrades to dishwashers and other fixtures at restaurants. The regional alliance includes the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, Issaquah and Bellevue, plus other Eastside and South King County cities and water districts. The agency serves about 400,000 residents and 22,000 businesses.

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ven though March came too fast, I’m very glad it’s here. This is time for the spring equinox, the Ides of March, and the official beginning of spring. We make much to-do about it. But the calendar spring doesn’t seem to coincide ever with the real spring, which manages to dawdle in around May or so. If there were any season that you would wish to be timely, it would be spring. I have friends in Pennsylvania who tell me they have beautiful springs. I read Martha Stewart’s articles about gorgeous springs in Connecticut. Our daughter in Virginia has already experienced 70plus degree weather and is planting her garden. We have friends in Richland, who tell us spring is the loveliest time of year there. That’s Richland, Washington — not that far away! Doesn’t that get you? We sit here like ducks surrounded by gray skies, soggy soil and low temperatures waiting and hoping for the magic of spring. Some people undoubtedly have spring fever. They run off to the garden stores in January only to find the shelves empty and no one there. I know. I used to do it. They sniff the air, they look for blossoms, they check out the ground for new shoots. They get their hopes up only to be dashed by the next snow, cold rain or raging wind. I was reading a book by Russ Mohney, “A Simple Song,” and his memories from a place in western Washington are not unlike our foothills here. He says there are four signs of spring that are surefire, and it isn’t the groundhog. No. 1, the violet-green swallows have to be flying over our ponds and fields. If you don’t know what they look like, Google “violet-green swallow,” and look at the Cornell website. You can

Explore zHome on Green Home Tour Discover eco-conscious features at zHome in the Issaquah Highlands during a regional tour of “green” residences next month. The project is a featured destination on the upcoming Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Green Home Tour. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16-17. The tour includes in-depth education at residences throughout the area, so participants can learn tips about reducing energy costs and creating a more ecofriendly home environment.


corner Master gardeners will kick off their first clinic at Squak Mountain Nursery at 10 a.m. April 2. They will also have a booth at the Issaquah Farmers Market when it starts this spring. The date has not been set. Master gardeners are busy even in winter answering your questions. Call the phone clinic at 206-296-3440. see and hear them there. Mohney also says natural trout in streams have to be biting. Both of those happenings only occur when the insects are buzzing, so you might say the next sign is the sound of buzzing mosquitoes. The final, very important sign is an odor, the smell of muddy topsoil drying out. Don’t say, “ooh.” It’s a wonderful smell, and a very sure sign of spring. Sniff for it; you will like it. Look for these signs, because if you don’t you’ll have to rely on either the sun or that lousy groundhog, and neither one is too reliable around here. Jane Garrison is a local landscape architect and master gardener who gardens in glacial till on the plateau.

Organizers offer more information, and a list of featured homes, at the guild website, The city spearheaded the development of zHome. Howland Development Issaquah — a joint venture of Shoreline developer Howland Homes and Ichijo USA, a subsidiary of Japanese homebuilder Ichijo Co. — handles the construction. Ichijo USA financed the project. Dignitaries broke ground on zHome in September 2008, but the recession delayed construction until April 2010. The residences should be completed by late spring.

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Recorder of King County, WA from KARI LYNN VARGA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN as Grantor(s) ,to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC , as Beneficiary . More commonly known as 17001 INGLEWOOD ROAD NORTHEAST UNIT #208, KENMORE, WA II, No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrowers' or Grantor's default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: PAYMENT INFORMATION From 06/01/2010 To 03/18/2011 Number of Payments 10 Monthly payment $2,036.06 Total $20,360.60 LATE CHARGE INFORMATION From 06/01/2010 To 03/18/2011 Number of Payments 10 Monthly payment $106.77 Total $1,067.70 PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: July 18, 2006 Note Amount: $231,300.00 Interest Paid To: May 1, 2010 Next Due Date: June 1, 2010 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $224,036.27, together with interest as provided in the Note from the May 1, 2010, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above descri-

bed real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on March 18 ,2011. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by March 7 ,2011,{11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before March 7 ,2011 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee's fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier's or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The saie may be terminated any time after the March 7,2011(11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): 17001 INGLEWOOD ROAD NE UNIT N KENMORE. WA 98028 17001 INGLEWOOD ROAD NE UNIT #208 KENMORE, WA 98028 17001 INGLEWOOD RD NE KENMORE, WA 98028 17001 INGLEWOOD ROAD NE UNIT#N208 KENMORE, WA 98028-3954 by both first class

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CITY OF ISSAQUAH PUBLIC NOTICE SEPA DETERMINATION Pierce/Ives Residence Shoreline Exemption PLN10-00071 Pursuant to the provisions of Issaquah Ordinance No. 1633 and the State Environmental Policy Act, Chapters 43.21[c] RCW and WAC 197-11-510, notice is hereby given that the City of Issaquah did, on March 9, 2011, issue a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) for a proposal to raise an existing single-family residence located on Issaquah Creek above the 100year floodplain elevation. An existing floodwall obstruction waterward of the house would be removed and sewer hookup extended to replace the existing septic system. The project site is located at 190 NW Cherry Place. Project name/Permit number: Pierce/Ives Residence Shoreline Exemption/PLN1000071 After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the agency, the City of Issaquah has determined this proposal would not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. This MDNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2). The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days. Anyone wishing to comment may submit written comments to the Responsible Official between March 10, 2011 and March 23, 2011. The Responsible Official will reconsider the determination based on timely comments. Any person aggrieved by this determination may appeal by filing a Notice of Appeal with the City of Issaquah Permit Center between March 24, 2011 and April 6, 2011. Appellants should prepare specific factual objections. Copies of the environmental determination and other project application materials are available from the Issaquah Planning Department, 1775 12th Avenue NW.

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A man in the 21200 block of Southeast 35th Way said vandals strew toilet paper on his residence Feb. 19. The estimated loss is unknown.

Room and board Police arrested a 39-year-old man at a Seattle motel room for stealing a credit card from a vehicle at Marymoor Park belonging to a Sammamish couple. The suspect used the card to pay for the room, allowing detectives to track him. The card had also been used for meals at McDonald’s and Jack in the Box in the days after Feb. 21. He admitted to using the card, but claimed he found it on the street. He could face additional charges for being a sex offender and failing to register his address.

History mystery Police said the Sammamish Heritage Society received a package containing a plastic bag full of prescription medication Feb. 22. The package had been mailed to a New Jersey address, but had the heritage society as the return address. The bag contained 16 hydrocodone pills. Police took the medication to be destroyed.

Failing grade Police arrested a Sammamish woman facing a bad grade in a college course for being intoxicated and at the wheel of a parked car at about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Police suspected the vehicle had a connection to thefts of construction materials at nearby sites. The officer said the woman smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. She said she and her parents fought about the bad grade, and then she drank some wine and drove to the location and had been contacted by police.

Zapped A woman in the 3100 block of 214th Place Southeast said a neighbor shined a laser pointer in her eye as she washed dishes Feb. 23. She said similar incidents had occurred in the previous week and, during each incident, the neighbor stood on the back deck and shined the laser pointer into her home.

Track back Police responded to suspicious activity in the 100 block of Northeast Dogwood Street at 10:35 a.m. Feb. 25. The caller noticed footprints in the snow leading to a window. Police determined the footprints belonged to a child walking around in the snow.

Whiteout Police responded to suspicious activity in the 2100 block of Newport Way Northwest at 1:03 p.m. Feb. 25. The caller noticed footprints in the snow leading to a window. Police determined the footprints belonged to a maintenance crew.

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A vehicle was stolen in the 2200 block of Newport Way Northwest prior to 2:08 p.m. Feb. 25. The estimated loss is $900.

Untitled Police cited a 19-year-old man at East Sunset Way and Front Street North at 2:14 p.m. Feb. 25 for failure to transfer a vehicle title.

Long winter’s nap Medics transported a 45-year-old Federal Way man to a hospital after police discovered him passed out in several inches of snow in the 23800 block of Southeast 32nd Street the evening of Feb. 25. Police said the man had been sleeping and had a coat covering his head. He smelled of alcohol and had several cuts on his face and hands, apparently from nearby blackberry thorns. Police woke the man, and he refused to tell officers his name.

Scream scene Police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of Northwest Juniper Street at 6:59 p.m. Feb. 25. Officers encountered a woman screaming and yelling.

High on the hog A child’s piggy bank was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 24500 block of Southeast 30th Street prior to Feb. 26. The estimated loss is $50.

Graveyard shift Police contacted a Black Diamond woman for suspicious activity near the corner of Southeast 18th Street and 267th Place Southeast just before midnight Feb. 25. Police thought the woman might be connected to several residential burglaries in the area. The woman appeared jumpy and nervous. She also told police a confusing story about working in Maple Valley and she denied any connection to the residential burglaries.

Arrest Police arrested a man on a warrant for driving under the influence in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 12:19 a.m. Feb. 26.

Drugs Police arrested a 20-year-old Issaquah man and a 22-year-old Issaquah man for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 1:16 a.m. Feb. 26.

Door-buster sale A door was damaged at a building in Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., prior to 8:21 a.m. Feb. 26. The estimated loss is $400. The Press publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.

Customers toast state-run liquor stores in survey By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Customers offered a thumbs-up for state-run liquor stores, but suggested liquor store gift cards and online ordering as possible additions to the system. The information comes from a Washington State Liquor Control Board survey commissioned after voters rejected ballot measures last fall to privatize the state-run liquor system. Customers offered high marks for customer service, liquor store employee courtesy, product selection and store locations. The state released the survey results Feb. 8. “We are pleased that our performance ranked high with customers,” board Chairwoman Sharon Foster said in a statement. “The results help validate the board’s work to modernize stores, improve the customer shopping experience and increase convenience with simple changes, like opening stores on Sundays and holidays.” Gov. Chris Gregoire directed the liquor board to sponsor a survey to better understand customers’ attitudes about additional stores, updated store models, hours and more after a pair of liquor privatization initiatives — including Costco-backed Initiative 1100 — failed on the November ballot. Seattle pollster Stuart Elway

ON THE WEB Read the complete Washington State Liquor Control Board store performance survey at the board’s website,

conducted a telephone survey of 1,210 adult citizens — 599 liquor store customers and 611 noncustomers in December 2010. The state spent $31,000 to complete the survey. The survey showed 89 percent of respondents graded store employees with A or B for courtesy, 81 percent graded product selection with A or B, 87 percent graded convenience of a store’s location with A or B, and twothirds of respondents said the state has the “right number” of liquor stores. Gregoire also directed the liquor board to pursue ideas to improve customer convenience and generate $4.5 million in additional revenue through 2013. The ideas include adding up to 15 stores — including eight standard stores and up to five pilot projects inside grocery stores and specialty stores in urban markets — creating liquor store gift cards, adding online ordering and offering liquor-related products, such as ice and barware, at state-run stores.

The Issaquah Press


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Village Theatre readies original musical ‘Iron Curtain’ for launch By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter



Carlos Avena, 6-10 p.m., Vino Bella


Fridays in the Living Room with Greta and special guest Robert Vaughan, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, $20 Soul Motivation, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella


Tenth annual UNCLAD Art Show, featuring works by 90 artists from across North America and several from Issaquah, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 27 at Gallery by the Bay, 8700 271st N.W., Stanwood. Call 360-629-4297 or go to @Five, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha Jennifer Scott Quartet, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, $20 Butch Harrison and Good Company, 7:3011:30 p.m., Vino Bella

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Kevin Mahogany, 6:45-9 p.m., Bake’s Place, $30 Rusty Reed, 7-9 p.m., Zeeks Pizza, 2525 N.E. Park Drive Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Vino Bella

The Cutters, 4-10 p.m., Pogacha

The Fire Inside Celtic Group, 7-9 p.m., Vino Bella



ArtEAST presents “Art of the Written Word,” through April 24 at its UpFront Gallery, 95 Front St. N. An opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. March 11. Go to

TO SUBMIT AN ARTS CALENDAR ITEM: Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or Submit A&E story ideas to

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Tony La Stella’s St. Patrick’s Dinner & Dance Show, 6-9:30 p.m., Amante Pizza & Pasta, 131 Front St. N.


he generation brought up since the Cold War might not remember the arms race, duck-andcover drills or backyard bomb shelters, but the fallout from the conflict continues to shape international affairs and, from time to time, pop culture. In the latter category is “Iron Curtain” — a comedy set in the frostiest moments of the Cold War and a soon-to-debut original musical at Village Theatre. The musical is set in the late 1950s, as both sides stockpiled nukes for Armageddon, although “Iron Curtain” uses the conflict as a backdrop and plays up the red menace for laughs. Nikita Khrushchev, the irascible Soviet leader, enjoys a good musical. Yengenyi Onanov — actor Nick DeSantis, in another Village Theatre turn — leads the Ministry of Musical Persuasion, the state agency responsible for churning out musicals as communist propaganda. “It’s his job to develop a musical that will lift the communistic spirit and extol the virtues of communism to the people of the Soviet Union,” DeSantis said. “He’s also someone who — while he is doing what the party says — he’s also doing what he really loves. He just loves musicals. He’s just crazy about musicals. He’s the right man for the job at the right time.” Khrushchev orders Onanov to refurbish a dreadful “Oklahoma!” knockoff — or else. So, the Ministry of Musical Persuasion sends the KGB to kidnap bona fide Broadway scribes and then spirit the team behind the Iron Curtain to salvage the unsalvageable musical. “What if two Americans who can’t get themselves arrested in America — you know, nothing they do is produced, nobody buys any of their ideas — what if Russia was looking for somebody to ‘fix’ a Russian musical and they decided to kidnap two Americans to do it?” author Susan DiLallo asked.

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Back in the U.S.S.R. Observers, including a critic from The New York Times, praised the concept — and the associated quirks — in early 2006 after “Iron Curtain” debuted Off Broadway. The team behind the musical — DiLallo, lyricist Peter Mills and composer Stephen Weiner — hatched the concept after learning about musicals used as propaganda tools in the old U.S.S.R. “They were as clunky and heavyhanded as you might imagine — with peasants dancing and singing around tanks, women in babushkas on farms raking and hoeing,” DiLallo said. The team started crafting “Iron Curtain” in November 2005 and planned to debut the piece in April 2006 — a lightspeed turnaround, considering most musicals require more than 18 months for the initial draft. “I think what’s really important is that ‘Iron Curtain’ uses modern musical theater storytelling techniques, even though it’s set in 1956,” Weiner said. “The crux of our score is really told in sophisticated musical scenes, which cover a lot of action.” “Iron Curtain” reached the Festival of New Musicals at the downtown Issaquah playhouse in 2007, and received a workshop at the theater the following year. The audience feedback from the barebones presentations helped the creative team fine-tune the piece for the Mainstage.


The cast from ‘Iron Curtain’ offers Cold War comedy at Village Theatre starting March 17. “You have to listen and know that your feelings are going to be hurt every so often, and you have to put that aside and say, ‘What are they telling me?’ My grandmother used to say, ‘If three people tell you you’re drunk, lie down,’” DiLallo said. “So, if you hear things over and over again — ‘I don’t understand this’ or ‘I don’t like that’ — you can’t ignore that.” From Garden State to police state The musical “Once Upon a Time in New Jersey” — another period piece from DiLallo and Weiner — charmed Mainstage audiences in late 2007. The experience left the team eager to work at Village Theatre again. “What I love about the Village Theatre is anybody who touches anything there makes it better, and I cannot say that for most theaters or most theater companies or, God knows, most directors,” DiLallo said. The creative team is all but certain to change the name from “Iron Curtain” for the same reason less-gutsy regional theaters passed on the musical: Producers assume the show is too esoteric for modern theater audiences. “I think there are always going to be people that say, ‘I’m not sure I can relate to this.’ Then there are going to be some that go along for the ride,” Weiner said. “If the material is presented well and in

entertaining fashion, they’ll kind of learn on the spot.” The musical skewers the Politburo and Broadway in equal measure. Expect puns aplenty in jokes about mutual assured destruction and colorless Soviet leaders. The communist comrades speak in Borisand-Natasha accents. “Most people know, even if it’s in the recesses of their mind from sort of benign history book that they had to read, that there was something called the Cold War and that Russia was called the Soviet Union,” Weiner said. Though the Iron Curtain collapsed in the early 1990s, communist nations still exist: Cuba, North Korea and China, after a fashion. Headlines from last year trumpeted a Russian spy scandal and another START nuclear-arms agreement. “You don’t have to be a history major to understand anything that’s going on,” Weiner said. “It’s all about failure and success and love and commitment, things like that — timeless things.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at


XXX car show schedule now includes campers By David Hayes Issaquah Press reporter


ose Enciso Sr. really loves his job. As owner of the XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, he gets to host more classic car shows than anywhere else in the state — 42 this year alone. As owner of a sizable collection of his own classic hot rods, Enciso still gets a childlike sparkle in his eye when asked about his latest acquisition that isn’t even a car — a 1947 Aeroflite Travel Trailer. Enciso gets to share his find, one of only 25 ever made, with other collectors from the travel trailer community at one of the XXX’s four newest shows for 2011 — the Vintage Travel Trailer & Motor Home Camp Out on April 3. And to think the trailer, now parked behind his seemingly matching replica Buddy Holly and the Crickets touring bus, almost slipped through his fingers. Last summer, Enciso got a pressing phone call from his excited neighbor Mike, who is known as a “picker” in the classic car fraternity — someone who is especially good at scour-


The Vintage Travel Trailer & Motor Home Camp Out show April 3 is sure to feature such classic campers as this one. ing abandoned buildings or back-alley garages or remote wheat fields for a lost classic in dire need of a new owner. Mike had purchased an Aeroflite he knew that had Enciso’s name written all over it. “My first reaction was to tell Mike, ‘You know I’m not interested in trailers,’” Enciso said. But Mike was relentless, calling daily, leaving messages when they missed each other.

Finally, Enciso broke down and paid the trailer a visit, just to get Mike off his back. It appears that love at first sight does happen. “It was gorgeous,” Enciso said. “It has this Art Deco look that made me just go, ‘Wow!’ The minute I saw it, it was sold.” Unfortunately, he couldn’t immediately get word to Mike to complete the deal. Weeks of phone tag went by, until finally

Enciso received the bad news — Mike had already found a guy that made him an offer. “My heart sank like an anchor,” Enciso said. After some intense negotiation, Enciso finally placed a check in Mike’s hand, “representing an offer he couldn’t refuse,” he said. Now, he gets to share his find with everyone, even having added vintage table settings to give it a lived-in look. If car, or travel trailer, aficionados can’t make it any given weekend to their favorite car show, there’s still plenty to see throughout the year. Jose Enciso Jr., now in his 10th year scheduling XXX’s events, said he receives so many request to be added to the show schedule that there’s not enough weekends in the year to accommodate them all. Their schedule once started with the Spring Opener on May 15. Now, for the second year in a row, the schedule kicked off with a show Feb. 20 — the fifth annual Swedish Car Cruise In. Junior was able to squeeze in three other new shows besides the vintage trailer show: MG Car Show — May 29 Burgers and BMWs — June 5 Car Show Nostal-

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gia Swap Meet — June 26 “November and January are now the only two months we don’t have shows,” Junior said, “and I’m working on those.” Junior has also recruited a new Web master, so the XXX’s website now provides contact information and links to the car clubs participating in the shows. The NW Muscle Car Show on Aug. 7 remains one of his favorites in the schedule, for that’s when he gets show off his own silver, 1961 bubble top, Chevy Impala with a 454 big block. “I’m the only one driving around town with the engine coming out of the hood,” he said. “You can usually hear me coming a mile away.” David Hayes:, 3926434, ext. 237. Comment at

In honor of Village Theatre’s new musical comedy “Iron Curtain,” opening March 17, Village Theatre is launching a scavenger hunt. Village Theatre will post a photo of a potato in seven iconic Issaquah locations for the next seven Tuesdays on its Facebook page. Figure out where that location is, take your own photo with a potato of your choice (receive extra points for style) and post it to Clues to the potato’s location will be posted every Wednesday through Friday. Those who post their photo in the correct location first will win a pair of free tickets to see “Iron Curtain.” Everyone who posts will be entered to win a pair of season tickets. Get more info at

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