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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Vol. 112, No. 27

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Swedish/Issaquah is projected to create 1,000 jobs Hospital could also prompt other businesses to consider city

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Swedish/Issaquah is expected to deliver about 1,000 jobs to Issaquah and, city officials and hospital executives hope, spur more commercial construction in the neighborhood surrounding the hospital. The initial phase, a medical office building, is responsible for creating 450 jobs. Come November, as the portion containing the hospital beds opens to patients, the job figure is expected to rise to 700. By July 2012, as Swedish/Issaquah prepares to celebrate a year in the community, the total should rise to about 1,000 jobs. Though determining the economic impact related to the $365 million hospital could require years, officials remain optimistic about the possibilities. Issaquah Highlands developer Port Blakely Communities announced a number of residential construction projects in recent months, but plans for a cinema and grocery store in the neighborhood remain unrealized. Officials said a 175-bed hospital could provide a boon in the surrounding neighborhood. “It has spurred interest in the rest of the Port Blakely development that was kind of stagnant,” said Kevin Brown, Swedish senior vice president and chief administrative officer. Indeed, the hospital generated interest long before workers completed the structure. Crews started grading land for construction in August 2009. Throughout the 22-month construction process, about 500 workers headed to the site on a typical day. In the meantime, plans for a hospital created interest for other

By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter

SWEDISH/ISSAQUAH COMMEMORATIVE SECTION Mayor Ava Frisinger welcomes hospital to Issaquah Meet the hospital’s chief of staff and some top docs Discover how artwork helps patients heal What expectant parents should expect at Swedish/Issaquah



Patriotism on parade Elijah, Isabella and Ethan (from left), 11-month-old triplets, enjoy their first Independence Day by taking part in the Kids, Pets N’ Pride Parade with their parents, Amanda and Jacob Predmore of Sammamish, during the Down Home Fourth of July. See a slide show of the event at

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Improvements to King County and state recreation lands near Issaquah inched ahead last week, as conservation officials outlined plans to spend $42 million for projects statewide. The plan from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office includes funding for projects on Cougar and Tiger mountains, in Duthie Hill Park and along the East Lake Sammamish Trail. State legislators approved funding for the projects in a last-

Connector is meant to link local trails, transit By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


Protesters carry signs to decry the cost of a pedestrian bridge across Interstate 90 the day the bridge opened, July 1. remainder. The bridge opened after more

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The future is close at hand, and Issaquah’s youth want to have a hand in it. The Action Forum for Youth brought young voices to the forefront as teenagers met with community leaders to discuss ways to help youth connect and succeed in their community. One of the first tasks was dispelling negative stereotypes, Issaquah High School junior Allie Lustig said. “Adults just really don’t get it,” she said. “They think all teens are into prescription drugs, and I’m like, ‘No, no.’” The Issaquah Community Network held the forum May 5 at the Issaquah Holiday Inn. Network Executive Director Barbara de Michele asked all 44 attendees three questions:  What positive and negative issues come to mind when you think of today’s middle and high school students? Of these items, which are the most critical challenges for youths and their families? See YOUTH, Page A5

Cougar Mountain, Duthie Hill park projects proceed minute push as a special session ended in late May. The agencies proposing the projects promised matching funds to complete construction. The state Recreation and Conservation Office presented a complete list of projects at a hearing in Olympia on June 22. King County plans to use a $500,000 grant to expand Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, create a buffer around the forested land and provide a park entrance in Issaquah. The county purchased additional land for the park last year. Using another $500,000 grant,

$6.2 million pedestrian bridge opens after delays The pedestrian bridge at Interstate 90 and state Route 900 opened July 1, months after the expected completed date. Delays related to the bridge pilings and inclement weather slowed construction on the $6.2 million project. The connector separates bicyclists and pedestrians from the busy roadway. The structure includes a 12-foot-wide pedestrian bridge across the westbound interstate on-ramp and a 10-footwide pedestrian crossing on the state Route 900 overpass. The city contributed $354,000 to the connector. Federal and Sound Transit dollars covered the

Teenagers request a place to ‘hang out’


medical office buildings in Issaquah, city Economic Development Manager Dan Trimble said. “Having a major medical facility like Swedish certainly helps in terms of recruiting for quality of life,” Trimble continued. “It’s one of the things that people look for. What’s your standard of health care in the community?” Swedish/Issaquah is also a selling point as city leaders attempt to lure businesses to Issaquah, because potential residents consider access to emergency care and convenient access to specialists as pluses, he said. The potential also exists for connections between Swedish/Issaquah and other workplaces. The wellness team at City Hall, for instance, reached out early to request physicians to speak to municipal employees. “From another community standpoint, it really adds to the idea that the community is looking for an additional service closer to home,” Trimble said. The hospital could also spur indirect jobs in nonmedical fields, such as hospitality and retail. “Having something as significant as Swedish in the highlands does let other entities that might want to develop there see that there is something important on which they could build,” Mayor Ava Frisinger said. “It’s definitely an incentive.” The opening also reignited interest

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sions among city officials, transit advocates and trails enthusiasts. On opening day, a small group of sign-carrying protesters decried the connector’s cost. The remaining work on the project includes crews striping state Route 900 to bring the highoccupancy lanes closed during construction back into service. Planners identified a need for a connector in 2000, after the state Department of Transportation built HOV lanes along state Route 900. The expansion used space dedicated for bicyclists and pedestrians. The city soon received letters from numerous local and state agencies, as well as the Issaquah Alps Trails Club, offering strong support for a pedestrian connector. Despite the broad support, the

than a decade of planning and sometimes-contentious discus-

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county planners intend to expand and pave the East Lake Sammamish Trail from Issaquah to Redmond. Issaquah planners approved permits in early June to pave trail sections in the city soon. The county also received $317,000 to expand the trailhead for Duthie Hill Park. The project is designed to increase space for vehicles, so visitors do not need to park off site in unsafe areas. “This funding gives us the ability to move forward with important projects that benefit King County residents by improving recreational opportunities,” King County Executive

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Construction progresses on highlands townhouses By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Homebuilder Pulte Homes has started construction on the $20 million Sunset Walk project in the Issaquah Highlands. Plans call for Sunset Walk to feature 70 two- and three-story townhouses ranging from 1,460 square feet to 2,055 square feet. Sunset Park is located near the neighborhood. Groundwork on the 5.86-acre project started in early June. The developer estimates model homes could be ready for tours as early as January. “Issaquah Highlands is one of the most sought-after places to live in the area, one of the last true master-planned communities, and Pulte Homes is thrilled to become part of it,” Frank Anderson, Pulte

Homes vice president of land acquisition, said in a news release. “Adjacent to a beautiful park, in a diverse and thriving community, with great schools, and close to high quality employment — this neighborhood is a terrific fit for people looking for a great new home community in the Northwest.” The project is employing more than 100 workers during construction. René Ancinas, president of highlands developer Port Blakely Communities, praised the Pulte Homes development. “In Sunset Walk, Pulte Homes has secured one of the most picturesque settings in Issaquah Highlands,” he said in a news



YOU SHOULD KNOW A Regional Coalition for Housing, or ARCH, now offers a tool to inform seniors, caregivers and family members about housing options in East King County. Senior Housing Options, at, allows seniors to evaluate values and needs, and discover the many housing and service options. Or, pick up a printed copy of the material at senior centers in East King County.

Dow Constantine said in a statement. “During these difficult budget times, we are grateful for additional funds that allow us to enhance our parks and trail systems.” The state Department of Natural Resources plans to use a $247,870 grant to replace a collapsed trail bridge and install a pair of bridges in Tiger Mountain State Forest. Independent evaluators ranked the applications based on criteria, such as public benefit, threats to the property, or the presence of

“I play myself — or a character of myself — in that I’m often sort of a fall guy. I often have a big idea that’s stupid and it comes back to bite me.”

— Austin Siedentopf Issaquah resident and a lead actor on the PBS television show ‘Biz Kid$’ (See story on Page B8.)

 County districting committee proposes changes A2 • Wednesday, July 6, 2011

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The electoral map could look different for Issaquah voters in November 2012. In January, King County Council members appointed a team of community leaders to update the map for representation in county government. The team delivered a series of proposals late last month to reflect population changes recorded in the 2010 Census. “It’s very interesting to see the demographics and to see the changes in our county,” said Terrence Carroll, committee chairman and a retired King County judge. Both County Council districts in the Issaquah-area — 3 and 9 — experienced a population boom in the years since the last districting process and must shrink in order to come closer to other districts’ populations. The committee could split Issaquah into districts 3 and 9 at Interstate 90 or, in another scenario, shift Issaquah into suburban District 6 alongside Bellevue and Kirkland. The remaining proposals keep Issaquah in District 3 and unincorporated areas to the south in District 9. “It’s like a mobile. Every time you touch one thing, it affects another part,” committee member and Newcastle resident John Jensen said. “You can’t just move 5,000 people from one district and not have it affect everything else.”

Councilwoman Jane Hague represents District 6, Councilwoman Kathy Lambert represents Issaquah proper and Councilman Reagan Dunn represents unincorporated areas south of city limits in District 9. The council lineup could change before the next elections. Hague is up for re-election in November. The race for state attorney general in 2012 includes Councilman Bob Ferguson, a Democrat, and Dunn, a Republican. Each proposed map uses a different approach in order to meet the redistricting requirements in state law and the King County Charter. The committee held public hearings in Seattle, Kirkland and Kent to gather community input before drafting the proposals. “I don’t think anybody’s endorsing any one 100 percent like we’re satisfied with it, but we do think there’s enough variety there that we’ll be tickling people to give us some input,” Jensen said. The county charter grants the authority for adopting a completed districting map to the citizen Districting Committee, not the County Council. “I think, unless this subject is of interest to a person, it would be hard to see a lot of difference, although there are differences,” Carroll said. The committee relies on a technical expert — a “districting master” — in order to create proposals. The committee must complete

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GET INVOLVED King County Districting Committee conducted public hearings in Seattle, Kirkland and Kent to gather community input before proposing redrawn County Council districts. Now, residents can address committee members at public hearings about the proposals. 6:30 p.m. July 7 Highline Community College, Building 7 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines 6:30 p.m. July 12 Van Asselt Community Center 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle

the process and file the final districting plan by January 2012, although members said the group is on track to present a plan months earlier than required, in October. The map is due to take effect next year, but legal challenges could delay its implementation. State law and the King County Charter require council district boundaries to be reset by using the most recent census data. The statutes require the edges of each district to meet the boundaries of existing municipalities, election precincts, census tracts, recognized natural boundaries, and

Residents can also provide written testimony on the committee website,, or by writing to the Districting Committee, 516 Third Ave., Room 1200, Seattle, WA 98104. Meet the committee The districting committee includes member from across King County and from varied backgrounds.  Chairman Terrence Carroll is a retired King County Superior Court judge, a respected arbitrator and a Distinguished Jurist in Residence at the Seattle University School of Law. Rod Dembowski is a partner at the

communities of related and mutual interest as closely as possible. In North King County, for instance, officials from cities along Lake Washington asked the committee to consider keeping the cities in the same district, because the communities share police resources. Districts must also be drawn as contiguous areas and to be as nearly equal in population as possible. The population data cannot be used to favor or disadvantage any racial group or political party. Usually, the districting process occurs after a census, but another

Seattle-based law firm Foster Pepper, a former policy analyst for thenCounty Executive Gary Locke and a staff assistant for the U.S. Senate. John Jensen is president of Jensen Roofing Co., a past member of the King County Charter Review Commission and a Newcastle resident. Sally Nelson is a longtime civic leader in South King County and helped spearhead the effort to incorporate Burien. Sally Poliak leads The Poliak Group, a strategic communications and public affairs advocacy firm, as CEO and president, and she served on the 1991 county districting committee.

districting committee reshaped districts in 2005, after voters reduced the number of council seats from 13 to nine. Despite the proposals from the committee, the process remains fluid. Members heard input from the public in late June and more information gathering is scheduled. “If anybody thought that minds are made up on the commission, they would be wrong,” Jensen said. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

Highlands mastermind Judd Kirk leaves Port Blakely Judd Kirk, a visionary behind the Issaquah Highlands urban village, is due to depart from highlands developer Port Blakely Communities on June 30. “Judd has brought an extraordinary breadth of skills and experience in community building, real estate and sustainable development to Port Blakely Companies,” Port Blakely Communities President Rene Ancinas said in a statement. “His creative ideas and collaboration with public officials, builders, residents and so many others helped create the successful community we have today.” Following the long-planned move from Port Blakely, Kirk plans to serve as a consultant in the real estate industry. Kirk served as Port Blakely Communities president from 1990 through December 2008, and later as senior real estate strategist for the company.

School board renews superintendent’s contract Superintendent Steve Rasmussen is slated to stay in the district for at least another three years. The Issaquah School Board renewed his contract from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2014, at the June 22 board meeting. Rasmussen’s salary and benefits will stay the same next year, meaning he will not get a raise, school board member Brian Deagle said. The superintendent’s base salary is $212,000, and he has the same benefit package as the rest of the employee groups, including health insurance, dental and vision.

Landscaping goats return to munch across highlands


Maple Hills Elementary gets new principal By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter A new Eagle has landed at Maple Hills Elementary School. Sondra Maier, an elementary school teacher in the Federal Way School District, will take the reins as principal of the school in July. Former Maple Hills Principal Monique Beane announced in June that she would move to Pacific Cascade Middle School, where she would work as assistant principal. Shortly after Beane’s departure,

Issaquah School District administrators began the search for her replacement. Parents filled out surveys online, indicating their preference for a principal who promoted transparency, collaboration and high standards, according to an email Superintendent Steve Rasmussen sent to parents June 29. “I believe we have found those qualities — in abundance — in Ms. Maier,” he wrote. Maier has taught as an elementary school teacher for almost two decades, and has earned her principal credential.

This past year, she worked as dean of students at Wildwood Elementary School in the Federal Way School District, with duties including creating professional development for teachers, taking care of student discipline and counseling. Wildwood’s Principal Michael Swartz could not say enough good things about her. “Sandra just has a wonderful way. She listens to kids,” he said. “Kids, parents, teachers and other staff members really trust her, believe in her. They know that she

cares about them. “Kids wants to do the right thing for her because they know her and respect her,” Swartz said. “Issaquah is getting a really good one.” In Federal Way, Maier oversaw curriculum development and strategically analyzed data to support staff and students, helping them achieve more. She has also worked with a wide diversity of students and trained staff members how to meet those students’ needs.

Maier said she looked forward to working as Maple Hills principal. “Being a part of an elementary student’s life, and having the opportunity of building the foundation for each child to develop and learn play a crucial role in shaping their lives for the future,” she said. “Not only do I get to see the growth and development of every student, but I also get to work in a setting that provides laughter and smiles during the working day.”

The ruminants returned on June 24. In a summertime tradition for Issaquah Highlands residents, a goat herd started chomping across open space in the Wisteria Park neighborhood. Onlookers can also catch a glimpse of the goats from Davis Loop. Then, a few days later, the action is due to shift west, to open space tracts near South Pond, just east of Central Park. Plans call for another herd of landscaping goats to arrive July 6. The goats, a cheaper and more eco-conscious option than traditional clearing, eat tall grasses and invasive plant species. Issaquah Highlands Community Association leaders reminded residents and onlookers not to feed the goats. The practice started in July 2009, as goats from Edwall and Vashon Island arrived to nibble Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom. In June 2010, more than 100 goats chomped across the highlands landscape. The goats also attracted the national spotlight. Comedian Stephen Colbert lampooned the goats as undocumented workers stealing jobs in a segment on “The Colbert Report” in October 2010.

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Issaquah Chamber of Commerce unveils city-focused agenda

Leaders focus on changes to signage, tourism By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter


Faceoff Denny Croston and members of the Flatland Garden community pose June 27 after the completion of the iron gate to the garden. Croston sculpted the iron gate from his collection of old industrial metal pieces.

County eyes garbage rate increase By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Issaquah and King County residents could pay more — less than $1 per month in most cases — for garbage collection soon. The proposed one-year rate increase is meant to raise funds to modernize the aging solid waste system. The proposal calls for county Solid Waste Division disposal rates to rise from $95 to $108 per ton, or about 76 cents per month for the average residential customer putting out a single can for collection for all customers outside of Seattle and Milton. Under the proposal, the fee applies to companies picking up and hauling trash to county transfer stations. The additional cost to the companies is likely to be passed on to customers. “Our solid waste facilities were largely built in the 1960s, and they were never designed to handle the nearly 1 million tons of garbage we now process,” Solid Waste Division Director Kevin Kiernan said in a statement. “This oneyear rate proposal keeps fees as

low as reasonable, while covering the cost of providing the service and the capital improvements that our customers need and expect.” In a decision last year, county officials extended the 2008-10 rate for another year to provide relief to ratepayers amid a tough economy. In the meantime, trash tonnage declined 18 percent as a result of the recession, reducing revenue for the Solid Waste Division. Members of the County Council’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee heard a presentation about the proposed rate increase June 7. The county is in the midst of a more than $300 million effort to modernize 1960s-era transfer stations in order to meet the needs of residential self-haulers, businesses and garbage collection companies. Crews completed replacement or renovation at the Vashon Island, Enumclaw and Shoreline transfer stations, and started construction on a larger Bow Lake transfer station. Following the Bow Lake project, plans call for upgrades to the Factoria, Algona, Renton and Houghton transfer stations by

2016. Garbage from Issaquah is hauled to the Factoria location. Allied Waste and Waste Management serve customers inside Issaquah city limits and in nearby unincorporated communities. Officials also recently extended operations at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill into the next decade. The landfill sprawls across 920 acres in unincorporated King County between Issaquah and Maple Valley. The county usually establishes solid waste rates for three-year periods, but the one-year proposal is meant to provide time for the county and the cities to consider interlocal agreements. If county and municipal officials agree, the pacts could be extended a dozen years or more beyond the scheduled expiration in 2028. Leaders must determine financing for the transfer station projects in the near future. By extending the interlocal agreements to 2040 or beyond, the projects can be financed over the entire 30-year period, meaning lower interest payments for ratepayers than financing over the current 16-year term.

Issaquah business leaders plan to focus on City Hall in the months ahead to foster economic development, bolster tourism-promotion efforts and shape regulations to benefit businesses. Matthew Bott, Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO, said the local agenda formed after chamber leaders consulted Issaquah entrepreneurs. The effort marks the inaugural legislative agenda from the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce focused on city issues. “We really went out and asked our members, ‘What are you seeing? What are your priorities? What would you like to see?’” he said. “We made a specific focus on city government.” The document outlines targets related to economic vitality, regulations, taxes and fees, signage and transportation — frequent topics for business and municipal leaders. The agenda, for instance, calls for officials to consider potential impacts from City Council legislation on businesses, recommends creating incentives rather than regulations, and seeks to update permitting and signage requirements. “We wanted to make sure that it was a document that could basically help us serve as the voice of business and for policymakers, so they can easily and quickly have something in writing that says, ‘Here’s what local businesses wish to see,’” Bott said. Seeking business-friendly regulations The chamber called on the city to create a signage task force and deliver recommendations to the council next year. Entrepreneurs often raise concerns about limits on signage, such as placement and size. “Even small increases in a business’ visibility can have exponential effects to their revenue and to the taxes they generate,” Bott said. “There are many businesses that you would never see if you didn’t know where they were at.” Councilman Tola Marts said a discussion about signage could benefit businesses and the community at large. “I think that having a dialogue about signs is a good thing. The law of unintended consequences is rarely more visible than when you talk about signage and what we allow and don’t allow for signage,”

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he said. “Most reasonable people would agree that you can have more flexibility without turning into Las Vegas.” The agenda also asks the city to join the chamber to develop a task force dedicated to building permitting and inspection. “These are very detailed issues that will take time to discuss and work through, but we’re just pleased that there’s the will to take a look at that for the benefit of our economy,” Bott said. Municipal regulation is another priority. The chamber offered substantial input during the discussion about recent food-packaging and fats-oils-and-grease ordinances. Bott said although council members and staffers seemed receptive to input, the city should offer incentives to businesses rather than imposing rules. “If we were to go back and look at the cost of certain regulations, the cost to manage them, the cost to implement them, the difficulty business owners have had, a costbenefit analysis to make sure we don’t have any unintended consequences is pretty important,” he said. Tourism, another perennial focus for Issaquah boosters, forms a key component in the agenda. “Everyone does a little bit of community promotion in different ways,” Bott said. “What we want to do is try to bring all of that together under a functional, ongoing community promotion and tourism entity that would be a collaborative project with the city and the chamber.” The chamber hired Issaquah Highlands resident Nathan Perea, a former council candidate, as membership-tourism sales manager in late May. “What we’re going to be focusing on, with Nate especially, is having him begin to do very boots-on-theground, outbound research to try and bring in new tourism dollars,” Bott said. Efforts to sell the city to tourists could be as simple as adding

“We wanted to make sure that it was a document that could basically help us serve as the voice of business and for policymakers, so they can easily and quickly have something in writing that says, ‘Here’s what local businesses wish to see.’” — Matthew Bott Issaquah Chamber of Commerce CEO

“Welcome to Issaquah” signs at major entry points or as detailed as pitching the city to trade groups. The mission involves “bringing appropriately-sized functions to town that our hotels can accommodate, that our restaurants can accommodate and really show people from outside what Issaquah has and have them come here and shop and spend their money,” Perea said. Commission could foster change The chamber also supports creating a municipal Economic Vitality Commission. The council set a goal to create such a commission in 2012. The proposed commission could handle a marketing plan to attract businesses, consider opportunities to improve signage options for merchants, review municipal permitting and inspection processes, and produce annual report cards on strategies recommended in the 2005 Economic Vitality Plan. “Issaquah is a great place to live and work. We have award-winning schools and phenomenal recreation opportunities. We have a highly educated work force,” Councilwoman Stacy Goodman said. “The community also has become ethnically and socially diverse, which I believe is healthy for any economy. And our proximity to I-90 means easy access to Seattle and Eastern Washington, and all of the great amenities in the region and state.” The commission is meant, in part, to change perceptions about the city as a barrier to opening a business. “But there still is the perception that the city can be an impediment to creating a positive experience for businesses,” Goodman added. “That simply has to change.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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 Proposed school bond doesn’t need spin PRESS E DITORIAL

Issaquah School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen would have voters believe that if they pass a school bond in February, taxes will go down. The proposed bond package will save the average homeowner (with a $500,000 assessed valuation) about $205 annually,” Rasmussen said in a recommendation to the school board. Let’s be absolutely clear. Passing a bond is a tax increase. If voters in the Issaquah School District approve the proposed bond, they will pay more in taxes than if they don’t approve one — thanks to former bonds that will retire. To suggest that a new bond will save money is doublespeak. The bond in question, which will go to voters in February, would replace an older, expiring bond. If voters don’t approve the new bond, tax rates will drop by about 80 cents. If they approve the bond as now proposed, rates will drop, but by only 41 cents. In other words, the bond represents a 39cent property tax increase. The wording of Rasmussen’s recommendation is, at best, confusing and at worst, deceptive. Hey, bonds cost money! Why try to hide it? Rasmussen can make the case that money will be saved in the long run by creating energy-efficient school facilities. That’s a valid argument. As proposed, the bond may be a good idea. It includes some needed updates to aging facilities, and the reconstruction and relocation of Issaquah Middle School. If people agree, they will approve it. Voters in the Issaquah district are generally willing to open their wallets when it comes to education. Trying to confuse the true cost of a bond does voters a disservice, and brings the district’s integrity into question. Although it has agreed in principle to the bond, the Issaquah School Board has yet to decide exactly what package of projects it will send to voters. As the board considers the superintendent’s recommended bond proposal, the board must also demand that future communications about the cost of the bond be more forthright.


Crime is funny, until it happens to you


ur police blotter page is routinely one of the most well-read sections of our paper. Its clever, pithy headlines elicit chuckles while informing readers of criminal activity in our community. Unfortunately, a police report is only funny as long as it happens to someone else. Last week, the Elks Lodge was broken into in an incident you will most likely read about soon on the blotter page. As a member, I was enraged to discover the breach of our public sanctum. Secretary Don Schafer went to work June 30 to discover his office door open, which he always locks when he leaves. After discovering his office trashed, he feared the worst. “When I saw the bar area, I said, ‘Oh sh-t’ and called the police,” Schafer said. With no alarm on the building, someone brazenly pried open the outer door to the storage room, and then tunneled through the drywall into the men’s room, giving them unfettered access to the rest of the building. “It looked like a bomb had gone off in there,” Elks member Patti Kreager said. Schafer said the theft totaled 25 bottles of liquor and more than $4,000 in cash. There was no damage estimate yet, which

included three broken full-sized doors and broken liquor cabinet doors. Little do the criminal(s) realize that David stealing from Hayes an organization like the Press Reporter Elks hurts the community it does so much good for. Much of the money stolen goes to charitable resources, such as Compassion House and the Elks rehab program. Other funds keep programs, such as the Thursday night dinners, running. When they found no money in the back poker room, the criminals instead trashed the space. “Actually, they broke into the cuss box, but left the couple bucks in there untouched,” said member Brad Burns, finding some humor in the unfortunate incident. As bad as the building looked after the break in, visitors would be hard pressed to tell hours later that an incident took place at all (except of course for the large hole still in the wall in the See CRIME, Page A5

T O T HE E DITOR Heads up, Issaquah

Home burglary mars small-town charm with big-city crime My family has lived just south of Issaquah in a wonderful neighborhood of old homes, churches, a magnificent llama farm and wonderful neighbors for 36 years. June 20 was one of the most traumatic day in our lives. We were burglarized. At approximately 2 p.m., thieves kicked in our back door and proceeded to ransack and steal thousands of dollars worth of items — a hand gun collection, vintage coin collection, my wife’s jewelry and boxes, rings and necklaces made by her father, jewelry and other items that were family heirlooms (particularly gut-wrenching), an autographed VM65 guitar from the famous Ventures (inscribed “To Marv”), my developmentally disabled daughter’s PlayStation 2, and my wife’s gym bag. This happened the very day before my wife was given a retirement party for 34 years of faithful service to the state of Washington at Echo Glen. Beware, friends and neighbors. It’s here. The economy and unemployment is producing some ugly people.

Marvin and Susan Nielsen Issaquah

Elementary science curriculum

Thanks to the community, $438,000 was raised to replace old books We would like to thank everyone in the community who partnered with us to fund the new Elementary Science Initiative! Due to mid-year funding cuts, the Issaquah School District was unable to move forward with a planned curriculum adoption, which was badly needed due to a change in state science standards. The $438,000 we raised included funds from all 23 PTSAs, 37 businesses and 1,207 families, teachers and individuals. Because of you, our students will have a comprehensive, rigorous science curriculum that is aligned with state standards. We are proud to live in a community that cares so much about our children and their future.

Robin Callahan and Janine Kotan ESI Committee representatives

Pedestrian bridge

City plans fail to take into consideration two-wheeled modes of transportation As a cyclist, I’m not a big fan of the new pedestrian bridge because of its location. It sure seems to be a lightning rod, though, for a vocal, angry few who complain about bicyclists as evil and powerful rather than constrained and vulnerable. Sidewalks are designed for pedestrians and roads are designed for cars, and that often leaves cyclists unwanted and vilified. There isn’t a single bike path anywhere in Issaquah that is







just for bikes, despite what some may have you think. Nor is there one in the Central Issaquah Plan, just miles of sidewalks and roads. What is it so evil about a device that goes faster than you can walk and slower than a car? The conflict arises when we ask bicycles to fit in where they don’t. This is a failure in planning: Cities are realizing this and putting together better plans. Issaquah needs a master bike and pedestrian plan that can help ensure we spend money wisely, support these middlespeed devices and minimize conflicts.

David Baty Issaquah


Sign online petition to improve conditions for caged chickens Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Right now, in factory farms across Washington, millions of egg-laying chickens are crammed so tightly into their cages that they literally cannot turn around or spread their wings. They spend their entire lives in these conditions. A petition campaign in Washington state called “Yes on 1130” seeks to put a measure on the November ballot which will, if voted in, increase cage sizes for these poor birds. If you care about the humane treatment of animals, please make sure you sign one of these petitions. It takes no money, and very little effort to make a difference. If you’d like to read more about the proposed measure, go to You can email the campaign — at — to connect with a signature gatherer in your area. Only registered voters may sign, and all signatures must be turned in before July 8, so if this is a change you support, please act quickly. Thank you for caring! On a related note, I have come across several people who simply did not want to “sign anything,” who preferred not to make a stand one way or another to support a particular cause. But inaction makes a statement, too. If you know about these petitions and choose not to sign, you’re saying that you approve of the way these animals are currently treated. Do you? Positive change requires that we speak up. So be brave. If you think that birds should be able to move in their cages, please sign a petition. And again, thank you.

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tions of Jehovah’s Witnesses attended their annual District Convention at the Tacoma Dome on June 24-26, along with 8,000 other Witnesses and interested ones from 64 of the 177 congregations in Western Washington. The theme of the three-day convention was “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” based on Jesus’ model prayer recorded at Matthew 6:9,10. Billions pray for God’s Kingdom to come and yet are unsure just what the Kingdom is and what it will do for mankind. These conventions are a yearly spiritual highlight for Jehovah’s Witnesses due to release of new publications, timely discourses given and the association with friends. From the Issaquah Congregation, Henry Schwerdtfeger presented a discourse on Jesus’ Dragnet illustration at Matthew 13:47-50 — explaining its meaning and how it affects one’s life and ministry. Drew Ricker was one of the 31 that were baptized on Saturday, thus becoming an ordained minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In the Sammamish Congregation, Ethan Lee, age 9, acted in a modern-day Bible drama along with Dan and Lexi Klimasara. Ethan’s father, Brock Lee, gave an experience about his families’ relief work in New Orleans assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina. Makenzie Seims and Kolten Remmers were also baptized. Many other members from these two local congregations volunteered their time and energy, assisting in the various departments, which allowed for an enjoyable program. Some of the key talks were given by visiting speakers from the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York. “What is God’s Kingdom? When will it come, and with what effect?” One of the speakers answered these questions by considering the prophetic dream image found in the Bible at Daniel chapter 2. See LETTERS, Page A5

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munity take to address these challenges? The forum’s participants came up with multiple positive and negative issues facing youth. Positive friends, caring adults, available activities and good academic classes help students. On the other hand, isolation, bullying, the pressure to fit in, a sense of entitlement, lack of free time, stress and less face-to-face communication does not help. Throughout the forum, several issues continued to resurface, de Michele said. Participants agreed that stress is a driving factor behind risky behavior. “We talked about how the stress could leave to potential activities, such as drugs or alcohol, as potential outlets,” Skyline High School sophomore Grace Wan said. Some parents provide alcohol to their children to be “cool parents,” and the community should educate them otherwise, Wan said. Stress also comes from the pressure to succeed. If the community redefined success as something that was more inclusive, teenagers and adults might feel more welcome, Issaquah High School junior Allie Lustig said. “I definitely think there’s an idea where you have to do this and this and this to be successful,” Lustig said. “You can get wrapped up in, ‘Oh, I have to get into the University of Washington and I have to do well on the SAT and all this stuff,’ when success is actually something that matters to you. Going to a four-year college isn’t for everyone.” Community members also agreed that technology helps and hurts students — while it improves education, and increases awareness and communication, it also reduces in-person contact, districts students from homework, and plays into bullying and harassment. Students leading students and finding good adult role models could help, de Michele said. After forum leaders shared the

positive and negative issues associated with youths, they picked the most urgent topics and thought of ways to address them. The top four solutions focused on community engagement, including: Establishing a place for teens and youths to gather for entertainment, social networking and music; Developing school models that are more true to real-world expectations and consequences;  Showing the “Race to Nowhere” documentary throughout our community; and  Enabling students to create short educational videos about issues important to teens that could be shared with parents, law enforcement and the community. Both the network and the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board plan to use the ideas to form their agenda for next year. The network will use the data for the federal Drug Free Communities grant application that would give Issaquah $125,000 per year for 10 years in an effort to reduce teenage risky behavior. “We felt it was very good and very successful and had a good conversation with the people who attended,” de Michele said. Creating a teenage hangout place was at the top of her list, Lustig said, adding that many of her classmates drive all the way to Alki Beach in West Seattle for a gathering place. In middle school, she remembered hanging out near the Regal Issaquah 9 Theatre and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, even though loitering was discouraged. “There’s really nowhere for us to go and just hang out,” she said. “We need a place where we can just, like, chill.” Students also asked for more interaction with community members. For example, they would like to learn more about life experiences, work ethic, job interview skills and skill development, de Michele said. “It seems that leaders are interested in seeing what we want to do,” Issaquah High sophomore Iman Baghai said. “It will be great to proceed with something tangible out of this.” Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

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release. “Sunset Walk offers easy walking distance to parks, shops, workplaces and amenities, as well as convenient access to public transportation. We welcome Pulte Homes to Issaquah Highlands during this summer of community milestones, including


proposal prompted safety questions from some city leaders. “My concern with it is that it’s in the wrong place,” thenCouncilman David Kappler said in November 2009. The federal government contributed about 88 percent of the dollars for the project. Before the federal government authorized funding, officials ranked the project No. 1 in the state in its category. The money from the federal government had strings attached. Funds could be used only for the connector, rather than other projects elsewhere in Issaquah. Sound Transit also granted the city $400,000 to complete the bridge. City Council members raised questions about the project,


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the grand openings of the new Swedish/Issaquah medical campus and YWCA Family Village at Issaquah.” The neighborhood is indeed in the midst of a construction boomlet. The long-planned Swedish Medical Center campus is preparing to open July 14. Meanwhile, construction continues on a $30 million apartment complex, a YWCA residential complex and the zHome eco-conscious townhouses. Residents could start settling in the YWCA residences soon, and zHome is scheduled to open in September. Construction also started in late May on Northeast College Drive. The road is meant to serve as access to a Bellevue College campus planned for the highlands.

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To Jehovah’s Witnesses, God’s Kingdom is a real government that will soon take action in favor of its subjects. The convention is the latest evidence of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ focus on God’s Kingdom providing a clear and refreshing approach to the topic. There is one additional convention, July 15-17, beginning at 9:20 a.m. each day at the Tacoma Dome. All are invited to attend free of charge, and no collections are taken.

men’s room). Demonstrating the sense of community that many joined the Elks for in the first place, members descended upon the building to help with clean up. “There wasn’t an empty parking space in the lot,” Burns proudly said. Because of the break-in, I fear there will be numerous unintended consequences. The Elks leaders met Tuesday evening after The Issaquah Press was published. But obviously, the break-in had to be a top agenda item. Who knows what security measures will be suggested and acted upon? It’s obvious from the breakin, someone knew tunneling through the drywall to the men’s room would gain easy access to the rest of the building. This means someone had been inside the lodge before, most likely from one of the parties the Elks rents the lodge out at affordable rates. Will this change? Would extra security measures have helped detour a determined criminal? If so, that’s money the lodge officers won’t have to spend on another important community program. And how safe are our Friday night poker games? Do we have to play for pretzels now for fear of a criminal’s return engagement? Schafer said the lodge was last broken into in 2004, when it was being remodeled, but losses were minimal. But with a heftier haul, the criminals succeeded in taking a little piece of community innocence with them this time. With the police having little to go on, we’d appreciate dear readers keeping your ears open for braggadocio. As traumatic as this break-in could have been, with a strong core of Elks membership representing all walks of life within the Issaquah community, old and young, we’ll get by and stay strong. Hopefully the next time you read about the Elks, it will be on the community page, not the blotter page.

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public spoke against the project. The council then accepted the grant in a 6-1 decision; Kappler dissented. Construction on the connector started last summer, but the project hit a bump after crews had to dig deeper to reach a sturdier soil layer to support a series of concrete-and-steel piers. Other delays caused the project budget to rise and pushed back the opening date. (The city also approved a taller sign for IHOP, because the connector obscured the restaurant’s existing sign.) Despite the setbacks, proponents pointed out the connections between the bridge and the regional trails network. The connector links the Cedar River, High Point, Lake Sammamish, Mountains to Sound Greenway and Pickering trails. The link is also meant to connect Lake Sammamish State Park and the north to the Issaquah Transit Center to the south.

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but accepted the Sound Transit grant in December 2009. The public had numerous opportunities to comment at council and committee meeting as officials considered the decisive Sound Transit grant. The decision to accept the grant came after committee and council meetings open to the public. In November 2009, council members sent the grant to the Council Transportation Committee for further discussion, per standard procedure. The committee — councilmen Fred Butler, Joshua Schaer and Kappler — returned the proposal to the council in a split decision. Members also did not issue a recommendation to the council about how to proceed. The grant decision reached the council again Dec. 21, 2009. Former Councilwoman Nancy Davidson and Getting Around Issaquah Together member Karen Behm urged council members to accept the grant. Nobody from the

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Tech tool allows owners to fetch pets

Issaquah firm offers fee-only financial planning Sound Passages Financial Advisors has opened in Issaquah to provide fee-only financial planning services to middle-income individuals, couples and families. Founded by Tim Williams, the firm offers comprehensive financial planning, which includes retirement, tax, college and estate planning; investment advice and commission-free investing; insurance review; and help with special issues, such as combining resources after a second marriage, saving for a house and IRA/qualified plan rollovers. For the self-employed, he offers tax and business planning as well as retirement planning advice. Williams, who received his Master of Arts in economics with distinction from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a Registered Investment Advisor with the state of Washington, and is a Certified Financial Planner candidate. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Seattle Economics Council. Williams is also a member of the Alliance of Cambridge Advisors, a national alliance of feeonly financial advisors. Williams and his wife, Joan Campbell, have lived in Issaquah since 1987. Learn more or arrange a complementary initial consultation by calling 557-5926.

By Jessica Johansson Pets become part of a family and whether it’s a cat or dog, owners like to make sure their pets are safe and cared for. PetHub is making that possible through a little tag that can be put on a pet’s collar. PetHub, based in Issaquah, sells pet ID tags that use special coding to reconnect lost pets with their owners, with two-dimensional barcodes engraved on them. Through the use of a smart phone, the barcode can be scanned and linked to the pet’s webpage on Pet owners create profiles for their animals and modify what they want to be seen if their pet’s tag is scanned. The company is approaching 10,000 tags out the door in just over two months of being launched, with most being sold, some donated and some given away for testing purposes. The latter provided some good feedback for the company. Most customers have been in the Seattle area, and PetHub is now expanding nationwide. The tags are $9, plus a $3 shipping fee. “We even had a woman find two dogs running on the freeway that she picked up — one had our tag on it, and that’s what helped her get the animal back home. It was a great story to hear,” said Tom Arnold, president and founder of PetHub. The ID tag has a human-readable web address on it as well as the scannable barcode, so people without smart phones can use the Internet to find out to whom the lost animal belongs. “I just got my tag in the mail and decided to try it out. We scanned it with my husband’s phone and my Princess’ information came right up,” a customer wrote on’s feedback page. “It was amazing and so easy to use. God forbid she ever gets loose, but if she did, I feel better knowing how easy it was for me to get her information, and hopefully somebody else, as well. Thanks, PetHub!” Having the tag allows people to skip the process of taking an animal to a shelter or a veterinarian’s office, and makes the owners’ information available much more quickly. A pet’s profile can be updated online, with information such as the pet’s medications, current vaccinations, licenses and important past medical information. PetHub also allows the user to


A puppy models a tag from PetHub. Through the use of a smartphone, the barcode can be scanned and linked to the pet’s page on control how people contact them when a pet goes missing, and it’s all easily done on the Internet. “Our message about our goal of getting pets home faster is resonating with people. We humans have the technology to make it easier to re-unite lost animals with their owners and is determined to finish the job,” Arnold said. “It’s been really awesome to see people’s reactions when I show them the tags and to know that we are using cool, new technology to help them and their animals,” said Lorien Clemens, PetHub’s manager of customer support and outreach. PetHub was a sponsor of the Seattle Animal Shelter’s “Furry 5k” on June 12. The company gave away 1,500 tags at the event.

“We even had a woman find two dogs running on the freeway that she picked up — one had our tag on it, and that's what helped her get the animal back home. It was a great story to hear.” — Tom Arnold President and founder of PetHub

Also in June, the MTV Film Awards were held and PetHub was asked to provide 75 celebrities with tags for their “goodie bags.” Some businesses have expressed interest in partnering with PetHub, including pet insurance

companies and dog collar manufacturers. “I’m excited about some of the programs we’re launching. We’re reaching out nationwide to pet shelters to offer them our tags at cost in some cases, and in other cases completely for free,” Arnold said. “The common feedback we get from shelters is that they like that they can enter data about their adoptable animals, and then transfer that digital record to the new pet owner so that they have a solid start with all of the details about those animals.” There are many advantages to the pet tag, including the “Contact Pet Owner” button option. This protects privacy while allowing the pet owner to be directly notified. Everything goes through so that the pet owner’s email address is protected, but the owner is easily reached when their lost pet is found. “To place the scannable pet ID tag on the animals to ensure their safety is simply icing on the cake,” Arnold said. “We’re also going to be reaching out to people who act as foster parents for animals so that as an animal is cared for they have the records from the shelter and even previous foster homes that they reference and add to. “The whole goal is to make it easy for everyone to contribute to an animal’s ‘digital pawprint.’”

Downtown home is to be converted into office City planners approved a proposal June 16 to convert a downtown home into a professional office building. Plans call for the two-story house at 250 E. Sunset Way to become offices. The house encompasses 1,480 square feet. The application was filed by Issaquah-based B&T Design & Engineering. Residents can direct questions about the project to city Senior Planner Jerry Lind at 837-3091 or

Highlands Chiropractic hosts ribbon cutting The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce marked the opening of Highlands Chiropractic June 28 with a ribbon cutting cere-

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mony. Highlands Chiropractic is at 1936 25th Ave. N.E. in the Issaquah Highlands.

Master Builders honors Care Foundation, John Day Homes The Master Builders Care Foundation and John Day Homes were honored by the building industry for their service to the community at the annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco. A Gold Nugget for Community Spirit was presented to the Care Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, and John Day Homes Inc. during an awards luncheon June 23. The two groups partnered with Compassion House, an Issaquah nonprofit provider of housing for homeless families, to build the Julia L. Pritt House. John Day, his staff and more than 40 trades from the homebuilding industry combined to contribute more than $244,000 to build a duplex near downtown Issaquah, which now provides housing for two families.

Fitness Together expands to Sammamish Juliana Jade, the owner of Fitness Together Issaquah, a personal training studio on Gilman Boulevard, has purchased Fitness Together Sammamish. Fitness Together is a national franchise that offers personal training in a private studio, helping clients improve their quality of life. Interested clients are offered a free session to experience Fitness Together first hand. “At Fitness Together, we raise the bar in personal training through qualified staff, individualized attention, privacy, pampering touches and maximizing our clients’ efforts and time,” Jade said. “FT Sammamish already had a great foundation of professional staff to build on, and now we can offer our Eastside residents a choice of locations.” Jade and her team will add many successful programs from the Issaquah location to FT Sammamish, including internal weight loss and cardio challenges with prizes and incentives, a running club and improved training systems. Go to or call 835-3171.

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Blaze destroys Grand Ridge home By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Fire destroyed a home on Grand Ridge near High Point on June 29, but neighbors managed to rescue dogs from the empty house as the blaze spread. Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighters, plus aid units from the Bellevue and Fall City fire departments, responded just before noon after a neighbor reported flames and smoke shooting from the home. Motorists along Interstate 90 also called 911 to report the blaze. Crews navigated steep, narrow roads to reach the empty house in the 6600 block of 282nd Avenue Southeast. The area lacks fire

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in a proposed hotel on a parcel near the hospital. Bellevue College also plans to open a highlands campus in the years ahead. Officials indicated potential partnerships between the college and hospital could materialize. “It is a catalytic element, it really is,” Frisinger added. Hiring for the future In February, hospital adminis-

hydrants, prompting EFR to call a water tender, or tanker truck, to the scene. The tight conditions posed a challenge for firefighters. “Equipment is critical, but you need people on a fire, so we want to make sure we don’t want to stack all of the equipment so we’re all jammed in there and the water tender can’t get in there and out,” EFR spokeswoman Josie Williams said June 29. Firefighters on Engine 71 arrived at the scene moments after the 11:47 a.m. 911 call. The crew reported flames shooting from the roof above the garage. Battalion 71 arrived moments later and assumed command at the scene. Firefighters requested addi-

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threatened or endangered species. Funding is handled through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, a state grant program administered by the Recreation and Conservation Office. The office is a small agency responsible for managing grant programs related to outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat and farmland, and salmon recovery. The projects also provide a boost to the Mountains to Sound

Greenway, a greenbelt stretched along Interstate 90 from the Seattle waterfront to Central Washington. “We are delighted the state of Washington continues to invest through the WWRC in the quality of life and recreation infrastructure improvements that makes the Mountains to Sound Greenway the wonderful place it is to live and work,” Cynthia Welti, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust executive director, said in a statement.

trators started hiring employees for the July opening and filled most open slots by late June. Positions for the November phase opened in mid-June. The recruitment effort included Eastside job fairs. “A lot of people opted to apply for these jobs because they live in the community and they want to be able to serve the community where they live,” said Susan Terry, Swedish/Issaquah director of interventional services. The hospital also attracted interest from employees in other Swedish facilities, especially people searching for a shorter commute. Dr. John Milne, vice president of medical affairs for Swedish/Issaquah and the emergency and ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek, plans to divide workdays among other facilities, but the Issaquah hospital is home base.

tional units, including the water tender. The road conditions meant firefighters had to shuttle water in to the scene and set up a special portable tank to hold water in order to fight the blaze. Crews also searched the house for occupants, per standard procedure. Neighbors evacuated the dogs from the residence before firefighters arrived. Firefighters called a King County fire investigator to the scene to investigate the blaze. The cause and estimated damage remain under investigation.

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“I live here in Issaquah, so it certainly is much more to my benefit to be able to have a five-minute drive to work instead of driving to Mill Creek every day,” he said. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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St. Michael’s consecrates church addition

On June 19, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church celebrated the consecration of a 4,985-square-foot addition, which virtually doubled the size of the downtown Issaquah church founded in 1953. While the congregation sang and prayed, Bishop Gregory Rickel proceeded throughout the two floors, blessing new nurseries, Sunday school classrooms, meeting rooms, the music center and the central gathering area. A highlight of the morning was the inaugural tolling of an antebellum bell newly installed in the tower. Construction planning began three years ago with a discussion about facilities needed for realizing the parish mission of “bringing faith to life in the heart of Issaquah.” After working through several creative concepts developed by architectparishioner Joe Donahou, the congregation held a successful capital campaign and broke ground last fall. Aedifex Inc., of Seattle, managed the nine-month construction phase while teams of parish volunteers handled the landscaping. St. Michael’s is well known for charitable outreach into Issaquah and beyond. When the recession hit in 2009, the congregation organized a series of free Career Con-

By Quinn Eddy Issaquah Press intern

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nection Issaquah lunches offering professional career consultations to job seekers. The parish regularly collects staple food items for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, and staffs a monthly supper for hungry neighbors at the fire station. Every summer teens organize a Bible camp for farm worker children in the Skagit Valley. Each December, a Messiah Sing-Along raises funds for Issaquah Community Services, and during the recent program year, a total of $12,400 was raised and distributed for charitable purposes, including drilling a fresh-water well for a Third World village. St. Michael’s is also well known for its vibrant music program, led by Dr. Jason Anderson, who also directs the Compline Choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral. Anderson is pursuing grant money to found an Issaquah children’s chorus to be housed in the new music center.


St. Michael’s parishioners and church officials celebrate the consecration of a large addition to the downtown Issaquah church June 19.


Mary Upton (left) and her husband Ralph share the story of the early decades of their 70 years together.

Still living the adventure Issaquah couple celebrates 70 years of marriage By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter At age 94, Ralph Upton has moved 29 times and has been married to his wife for 70 years. “I think that my dad is unbelievable, an eternal optimist,” his daughter, Beth Upton said. “He has grit.” Her mother balances the equation. “Dad was the extrovert and adventurer, but Mom kept the home fires burning,” Beth said. “She kept things calm and paid attention to the details to make things work.” Both were born before World War I ended, and their faith and adaptability have propelled them through the years. Back in the day Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Phelps, born in 1916, grew up as an only child. Her mother had grown up on a farm, and every summer Betty would work there, helping with the cow, horses, sheep and “Dad was the extrovert and pear trees. adventurer, but Mom kept the “Near haying time, they’d put me right up home fires burning. She kept front by the horse’s things calm and paid attention to reins so I could drive the details to make things work.” the wagon,” she said. “It was fun.” During the school — Beth Upton year, she noticed a boy Daughter of Ralph and Mary Upton named Ralph Upton, an athletic boy who attended her high school and aimed to get into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Ralph Upton was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1917, the youngest of three brothers. As a youth, he would play sports in the street with his neighbors, and he picked up the trumpet. One year, he spent a summer with his aunt and uncle in Michigan, helping his uncle operate an ice cream factory. By the end of the summer of 1929, he had gained 15 pounds from his ice cream snacks, “giving my mother Lillian fits as to how she would clothe me for school,” Ralph wrote in his memoir, “An Old Soldier’s Story.”

That same summer, Ralph saw the Army Reserve drill team march through Jackson, Mich., giving him a taste of the armed services. That, compounded with talking to his high school music teacher who had been in the Army, gave Ralph the idea of attending West Point. After graduating from high school, Betty went to Buffalo State Teachers College. Her beau, Ralph, asked New York Congressman James Mead for an appointment to West Point. The congressman agreed, and Ralph hit the books, preparing for the exam. “I was studying like crazy to learn all of the academics that we would have for that particular examination,” he said. He passed the mental examination with flying colors, but failed the physical test because he had albumin in his urine. The protein usually appears when a disease is present, although now doctors know it can appear in healthy people, too. Ralph’s doctor removed his tonsils, blaming them for the albumin, and Mead appointed him to take the West Point test again. Once more, he failed because of albumin. West Point and marriage Frustrated, Ralph concentrated on studying at Buffalo State Teachers College, where See ANNIVERSARY, Page B3

On its 10th anniversary, the Issaquah Highlands Council will host its annual Highlands Day on July 9, in conjunction with the grand opening celebration of Issaquah’s new Swedish Medical Center campus. “This year will be the biggest Highlands Day ever,” said, Christy Garrard special events planner for the council. “We’re expecting over 10,000 people IF YOU GO during the Highlands seven-hour event.” Day This year, 10 a.m. to Highlands Day 5 p.m. July 9 will carry a Swedish/ healthy living theme and will Issaquah hospital take place on the site of the campus new hospital. www.issaqua More than hhighlands. 50 booths will com/whats_ represent new. php sports, fitness and nutrition experts, local businesses and local nonprofit agencies. The booths will offer free carnival games and crafts, free samples and free answers to fitness and sports-related questions. “Over 20 booths are just fitness professionals and nutrition experts.” Garrard said. Behind-the-scenes tours of the new hospital will be given for those curious to explore. Inside the hospital, children can join in on “Stamping Around Swedish.” Youngsters will be given a passport and a stamp for each of the 12 locations visited. The first 2,000 children to visit each location will receive a free 12-inch Build-A-Bear teddy bear. Passports are available at the Swedish Pediatric Specialty Clinic on the fifth floor of the new hospital. Other family friendly activities include carnival games and rides. Activities planned for the celebration include a giant inflatable obstacle course, an elevated-ropes course, bungeetrampolines, pony rides and a rock climbing wall. Entertainment will be provided by Dj Blue! and JSL Entertainment. Concessions for purchase will include food from local restaurants such as Sip!, Agave Cocina & Tequilas, Zeeks Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop. Thanks to generous support from Swedish, admission is free and the event is open to everyone, Garrard said. “It’s great for a family on a budget,” she said. “You can bring everyone and let the kids play all day. The only thing you would have to pay for is food. I love that Swedish has made this possible for everyone to enjoy.” To make transportation to and from the celebration less stressful, free shuttles will run See HIGHLANDS, Page B3

Nonprofit takes teens to Albania Students attending a weeklong camp with Issaquahbased YouthCompass International, help landscape an Albanian village. BY STEPHANIE ROSE

By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter Issaquah’s Thomas Speckhardt calls them global nomads. Children of ex-patriots or traveling professionals often move from country to country. While many adapt to new cultures, it can be hard for them to create a bond with any one group. Speckhardt wanted to help such teenagers. In 2001, when he was working with children living on military bases in Germany, he helped found YouthCompass International. The nonprofit organization brings the youths together so they can build a community among themselves during volun-

teer trips. As a father of four global nomads, he asked himself, “How do we create a positive environment for kids who are highly mobile?” In April, Speckhardt led YouthCompass International’s 10th trip to Eastern Europe. In the past, YouthCompass International participants have traveled to Croatia, Slovakia and Romania. This year, 146 students of 20 different nationalities went to Albania to build medical clinics in remote villages. Ever since Speckhardt moved to Issaquah in 2008, he and his team have organized trips from an office made available to them by Soma, a church formed by the

“How do we create a positive environment for kids who are highly mobile?” — Thomas Speckhardt YouthCompass International executive director

joining of two local churches, Summit and Alathia. When Speckhardt got a tip that two communities in Albania needed medical clinics, he asked his staff to investigate. “We saw a lot of need. We saw See ALBANIA, Page B3

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Runnin’ in the buff The Fraternity Snoqualmie Bare Buns Fun Run is at 11 a.m. July 10. The 5K run starts and ends at the park, 24050 S.E. 127th St. Prizes will be awarded at the clothing-optional run. Call 392-6833.



The Issaquah History Museums present Down by the Station open jam sessions at the Issaquah Train Depot. In addition, summer open hours are in effect at the depot. Through Aug. 25, the museum, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., is open Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. with free admission. Otherwise, the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Musicians are invited to join others perform jam sessions Thursdays (acoustic only). Call 392-3500. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust hosts a 20th anniversary dinner, celebrating Issaquah’s contributions to the greenway, from 5:15-6:45 p.m. July 8 at the community center, followed by a special Concerts on the Green performance by The Fabulous Roof Shakers at 7 p.m. It’s Give Back Day at the Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 9 at Pickering Barn. The Puget Sound Blood Center hosts a blood drive in the outdoor market. Fill out a customer survey at the information booth. Participate in a cheery seed-spitting contest. Jimmy Free’s Friends reggae band performs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard. Join the Issaquah History Museum at 11 a.m. July 9 at the Issaquah Train Depot Museum for a program on the Messenger of Peace, a railroad chapel car that served Wilburton, Renton, Issaquah and North Bend. The car’s rehabilitation manager Jesse “Clark” McAbee will present this King County landmark’s history and current restoration efforts that feature state-of-the-art green technology blended with centuryold Master Car Builders’ techniques. Call 392-3500. The Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge No. 1843 will present grants to Eastside Baby Corner and The Needle Brigade totaling $1,000 at its regular Thursday night dinner, opened to the public, at 6:30 p.m. July 14 at 765 Rainier Blvd. N. After the presentation, dinner — with salad bar, dessert, coffee and tea — will be served at $10 per person. Call 392-1400.

In support of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International, Bark Busters launched its Fight to Bring Soldiers’ Pups Home campaign, a nationwide fundraiser to help SPCA International continue to fund Operation Baghdad Pups. Operation Baghdad Pups provides assistance to servicemen and women and their families who wish to transport an adopted pet from the war zone to their home in the United States. A portion of Bark Busters training lessons will be donated to the Fight to Bring Soldiers’ Pups Home campaign through 2011. Additionally, Bark Busters encourages donations of $5, $10 or more at Clicking on the Fight to Bring Soldiers’ Pups Home pop-up screen. The Project Grace Guild’s fourth annual Charity Auction and Dinner, Harvest Moon Soirée, benefitting uncompensated care for Seattle Children’s is Sept. 23 at Pickering Barn. Seating is limited. Make reservations by emailing or calling Christina at 922-2828. Go to A golf tournament benefitting Habitat for Humanity for East King County is July 25 at The Plateau Club. The best ball tournament starts at 11 a.m. with lunch, drinks, contests, prizes, cocktail hour and a light dinner afterward. Register at The 10th annual Chris Elliott Fund Celebrity Golf Tournament is July 25 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, the Northwest’s only Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Check-in is at 9 a.m.; tee time is 11 a.m. This is the fund’s flagship fundraising event, and is vital to its patient support programs and investment in brain cancer research. Register at The Chris Elliott Fund for Glioblastoma Brain Tumor Research Fund is a Sammamish-based 501(c)3 nonprofit charity.

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A Stewardship Work Party, hosted by Friends of Youth, is from 1-5 p.m. July 17, with a barbecue to follow from 5-6 p.m., at The Youth Haven Bellevue Shelter, 2818 161st Ave. S.E., Bellevue. The shelter serves homeless and runaway girls, ages 7-17. RSVP to DownTown Issaquah Association needs volunteers at its events, including ArtWalk, hanging street light banners, Music on the Streets, holiday event lights and more. Go to ageid=13.

Summer Bible Fun at Foothills Baptist Church — a free, fun, creative time for children ages four through sixth grade — is from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 18-22 at 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. There will be games, snacks, music and crafts. Learn more or register by calling 392-5925 or going to

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in the Pickering Barn at the Issaquah Farmers Market, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. The Squak Mountain Nursery Master Gardener Plant Clinic is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through July 30 at Squak Mountain Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E. ArtEAST offers the following workshops at 95 Front St. N. Go to “Viking Knit Bracelet” — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10, $80 “Open Studio Glass Fusing” — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1-4 p.m. or 4-7 p.m. July 12, $35 “Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 13, $80 “Paint Dancing” — 6-9:30 p.m. July 16, $30 “Create Doll-Sized Rustic Figures” — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 and 17, $185 “Exploratory Play and Design with Polymer Clay” — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19, $55 “Expressive Figure Drawing” — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 23, $85 “Introduction to Glass Fusing” — 1-5 p.m. July 24, $75 “Creative Earrings” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26, $96 “Chain Mail” — 9 a.m. to noon July 30, $100 “Making Ceramic Tiles” — 2-5 p.m. July 30, $110 “Painting from the Fire Within” — 1-6 p.m. July 31, $90

Library The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. Sweet Summer Teen Book Group, for ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m. July 21 Sticks and Stones, Seeds and Bones Concert, for ages 2 and older with an adult, 1 and 2 p.m. July 11 Make a Reader’s Journal, for ages 14 and older, 3 p.m. July 14 The Wonderful Wacky World of Science, for ages 5 and older with an adult, 1 and 2 p.m. July 18 Baby Music Time, for ages newborn to 14 months with an adult, 10:30 a.m. July 19 A World of Stories, for ages 3 and older with an adult, 7 p.m. July 21 Full-Length SAT Practice Test, for teens, 10:30 a.m. July 23 Jack and the Dragon Puppet Show, for ages 3 and older with an adult, 1 and 2:15 p.m. July 25 Opera Preview: “Porgy & Bess,” for adults, 7 p.m. July 26 Going Global Comedy Show, for ages 3 and older with an adult, 1 and 2 p.m. June 27 SAT Practice Test Review, for teens, 3 p.m. July 30

Seniors Issaquah Valley Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 75 N.E. Creek Way. The following activities are open to people 55 and older. Call 392-2381. Tour the new Swedish/Issaquah hospital 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 9. Midsummer Dance, with music by Fred Hopkins and The Studebakers, 5-7 p.m. July 15 The following day trips are offered through July: Explore Poulsbo, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11, $18/$20 Lavender Fields in Sequim, 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. July 13, $20/$22 Sunday drive with Gregory, noon to 3 p.m. July 17, $8/$10 Crystal Mountain Gondola Ride, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 18, $27/$29 Bingo Cruise, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20, $68/$70 Museum of Flight, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25, $20/$22


Tom and Sally Montgomery in 1961 Tom and Sally Montgomery celebrate 50 years Justin Perun and Andrea Lacy Lacy, Perun Andrea Lacy, of Bellevue, and Justin Perun, of Sammamish, announce their engagement to be married Dec. 3, 2011, at Lordhill Farms, in Snohomish. The bride-to-be, the daughter of Alan and Jane Lacy, of Bellevue, is a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Seattle University, and works at Chase Bank in Issaquah. The future groom, the son of Dave and Teri Perun, of Sammamish, is a 2004 graduate of Stony Creek High School in Michigan. He earned a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Miami University of Ohio in 2009. He works as a personal trainer at Thrive Community Fitness.


Local FedEx drivers are among top finishers

FedEx drivers Joshua Jack and Dayton Fedak, of Issaquah, placed among the top finishers at the 2011 Washington State Truck Driving Championship in Kent on June 25. The Washington State Truck Driving Championship is an opportunity for professional truck drivers to demonstrate their driving skills and commitment to safety. The event includes a difficult driving skills test, pre-trip inspection, and written examination covering vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations.

Tom and Sally Montgomery, of Issaquah celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 1, 2011. Sally grew up in Metaline Falls. Tom, originally from Minnesota, moved to Spokane during his childhood. The two met at North Central High School in Spokane but didn’t date until after high school. They were married in Spokane on July 1, 1961. Tom and Sally then moved to Issaquah. Tom, an aeronautical engineer, worked for The Boeing Co. and Sally, a trained physical

Local man is a guest speaker at Jehovah’s Witness convention Henry Schwerdtfeger, of Issaquah, gave a Bible discourse at the annual Jehovah’s Witness district convention June 24-26 in the Tacoma Dome. He spoke about Jesus’ Dragnet illustration in Matthew 13:47-50, explaining its meaning and how it affects one’s life and ministry.

Local student to participate in BU Tanglewood Institute Andy Abel, a sophomore at Issaquah High School, is participating in the 46th season of the prestigious Boston University Tanglewood Institute. The son of Richard and Karen Abel, of Sammamish, Andy has studied tuba for four years. The institute is a program of the School of Music in the Boston University College of Fine Arts that enrolls an auditioned group of gifted high school musicians each summer to the Tanglewood grounds for its training programs for orchestra, voice, wind ensemble, piano, composition and harp, as well as twoweek workshops for individual instruments and chamber ensembles.

therapist, worked for the Issaquah School District after the couple’s four children were grown. Their children are Paul Montgomery, of Bellevue, Ann Doherty, of West Seattle, Susan Montgomery, of Seattle, and Clark Montgomery, of Billings, Mont. They also have nine grandchildren who keep them busy. Tom and Sally celebrated their anniversary in Chelan with their entire immediately family.

C OLLEGE NEWS Local students earn law degrees Wesley

Foreman, a 2003 graduate of Issaquah High School, has earned a Juris Doctor from the law school at Gonzaga UniWesley Foreman versity, in Spokane. Foreman, who graduated from Western Washington University in 2007, served summer internships with the King County Prosecutor’s Office and worked in elder law at the Law Clinic at Gonzaga University for the past two years. He plans to pursue a career in estate planning and elder law in the Seattle area. Adam Neilson, of Sammamish, received a Juris Doctor degree May 7 from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University.

Local students awarded Saint Michael’s College Book Award

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Sally and Tom Montgomery in 2011

Eastside High School students Caitlin Courshon, of Bellevue, and Evan Gordon, of Issaquah, were recently awarded the 2011 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. The award recognizes high school juniors who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement.

Local students receive WSU scholarships Cara Davis, the daughter of

Patricia and Anthony Davis, of Issaquah, has been awarded a $1,000 Knebelman Memorial Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of Mathematics. Students receiving the scholarship must be of sophomore standing and pursuing a degree in mathematics. Davis graduated from Skyline High School in 2009 and plans to graduate from WSU in May 2013 with a degree in mathematics. She is also the secretary of the Math Club. Deven Tokuno, the daughter of Darla and Rik Tokuno, of Bellevue, has been awarded a $1,500 Basil and Ella Alexander Jerard Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of English. Students receiving this award must be full-time students pursuing a degree in English and

have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Tokuno graduated from Issaquah High School in 2009 and plans to graduate from WSU in May 2013 with a degree in English and zoology, and minors in Spanish and digital technology and culture. She is listed on the President’s Honor Roll, is a student ambassador for the Alumni Association and is the Student Bookie Corp. board of directors undergraduate chairwoman.

Students make deans’ lists Tiffany Jernigan, of Issaquah,

and Justin Bunch, of Bellevue, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 quarter at Georgia Institute of Technology. To qualify, students must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average for the semester. Brendan Smith, of Issaquah, was recently named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester. Benjamin Miller, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Ill., during the spring 2011 semester. To qualify, students must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Andrew Napier, a music major from Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Columbia College, Chicago. To qualify, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade point average or above for that semester. Mary Wuest, a 2007 graduate of Issaquah High School, recently made the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Pacific Lutheran University. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Local students graduate The following students from

Sammamish received degrees from Boston University in May: Brooke Hubbard, Bachelor of Arts, English, and Bachelor of Science, business administration (business administration and management) Cum Laude; and Courtney Allen, Bachelor of Science, journalism, Magna Cum Laude Andrew Cox, the son of John and Kathryn Cox, of Sammamish, graduated on May 22 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry (biochemistry and computer science) from Colby College, in Waterville, Maine.

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Liberty High School air rifle team students Sean Denson (left), Jacky Cheung, John Lorenz, Murphy Ransier and Tyler Snook are the scholastic military champions after placing first at the NRA Air Gun competition.

Patriots sharpshooters hit No. 1 spot in nation By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter After an incredible show of teamwork, Liberty High School’s National Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps placed first nationwide as scholastic military champions at the National Rifle Association Air Gun Competition on June 23-25. “As a team, they scored better than any other team in the nation,” Liberty naval science instructor Al Torstenson said. Five Liberty air rifle team students — including graduating seniors Tyler Snook, Jackie Chueng and Murphy Ransier, incoming senior John Lorenz and incoming junior Sean Denson — flew to Camp Perry, Ohio, for the championship. The coaches, Art Weatherford and senior naval science instructor Cmdr. Dan Joslin, accompanied the team. Though the students won first place, “probably everything that could go wrong, went wrong,” such as equipment malfunctions, Weatherford said. But, “It wasn’t anything the kids weren’t able to rise to.” The NRA competition is similar to the championships at the Olympics. Each student has a time limit and uses an air rifle to shoot a total of 60 pellets from three different positions — standing, kneeling and prone, a term describing how students lay on their stomachs to shoot. The target is 33 feet away


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from the firing line and has a bull’s eye that is half a millimeter big. “That’s like shooting across the classroom at a pencil dot,” Weatherford said. “This sport is probably about 90 percent mental and being able to concentrate. As long as they’re able to stay in that zone and focus, our kids do really well.” The Liberty team was inspected the first day of the competition and participated during the second two days. They earned first place as scholastic military champions for having the highest level of accuracy. Liberty’s air rifle team practices three times per week during the school year. Lorenz, who joined the team as a freshman, said he and his classmates enjoyed competing in Ohio. “It was a lot of fun,” Lorenz said. “When we go as a team, we just try to have fun and do our best.” More than 200 students — about 45 teams — participated in the NRA competition, including youths from Junior ROTC groups, gun clubs or individual competitors. Several groups helped pay for the Liberty team’s trip to Ohio, including the Renton Gun Club and the Veterans of Foreign War posts in Issaquah and Renton. Students also collected brass and received money for recycling it. Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

he continued to date Betty. After one year, luck dealt him another chance at attending West Point. The student who had taken his place in 1936 had flunked out and decided not to return. Mead agreed to let Ralph take the student’s place, so long as he passed the physical exam. In fall 1937, Ralph proudly passed the test and enrolled in West Point. Betty took a teaching job at a school near West Point so they could continue to see one another. Still, dating a West Point man had its restrictions. “I could walk her down to the edge of West Point, but that’s as far as I could go,” Ralph said. “Those were the rules. Otherwise, you would get demerits.”

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villages that had no medical clinic,” Julia Steele, director for Project Compassion, said. “The doctors would either visit those villages by car or by foot. We heard stories of people who died walking to the closest clinic.” Once they announced the trip, global nomads from across Europe registered. Speckhardt also took his daughter, Christiane Speckhardt, who will be a freshman at Issaquah High School this fall, and two project leaders from Issaquah. The first trip, lasting one week, took 76 youths to Lybesh to build the first medical clinic.

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every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttles will stop at the Issaquah Transit Center, the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride, Grand Ridge Elementary School, Blakely Hall, the corner of 15th Street and Park Drive, and in front of Caffe Ladro. For those who drive to the event, there will be on-site parking available on the hospital campus. Next year’s festival will be at its usual location, at Blakely Hall and the Village Green, on the last Saturday in June. Quinn Eddy: 392-6434 or Comment at

The two became engaged in 1939, and married a year later on June 28, 1941, shortly after Ralph graduated. After the wedding ceremony, the couple jumped into their Chevrolet five-passenger coupe and drove to a cottage on a lake for their honeymoon. Along the way, they stopped for dinner at The Krebs, paying $5 each for a three-course meal. A moving military family From there, Ralph had a colorful military career and helped Betty raise their three daughters, Margaret, Nancy and Beth. Ralph participated in both the European theater in World War II and in the Korean War in the 1950s, and attended two colleges — the Industrial College for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. and Harvard Business School in Boston. The military took the family across the country — including to

They stayed in a large banquet room an hour and a half drive away from the mountainous village. Students took short, cold showers and grew fond of the fries the Albanians served with every meal. They also learned Albanian construction strategies. “We ask the local people, ‘What do you want done and how do you want it done?’” Steele said. “We try to learn their building techniques. This year, we learned that Albanians lay brick differently than in any other country we’ve been in.” Instead of laying bricks and putting mortar between them, Albanians lay bricks and then coat them with mortar. “It’s a lot of work,” Issaquah site leader Stephanie Rose said. “I get up there and I’m like, ‘Oh, I can do

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Oklahoma, Hawaii and New Jersey — and the world, to Panama. During one assignment there, Ralph delivered a message to Secretary of State George Marshall about the revolution in Columbia. In 1965, he retired from the military after 26 years of service. The family lived in Michigan for many years. Ralph worked as a law firm manager, engineer and hospital administrator. In the winters, he and Betty vacationed in Florida. In the summer, they stayed at a Michigan lakeside house they dubbed “The Eagle’s Nest.” After all of their daughters left home, Ralph and Betty moved to Providence Point Issaquah to be closer to Beth, Nancy and Margaret in 2002. The scenery “reminded us of West Point,” Ralph wrote.

support each other in their daily habits. Their good friends Chuck and Tanya Smeton attend Faith United Methodist Church in Issaquah and bible study with them. In July, the Uptons are moving to Issaquah’s University House. Ralph and Betty attended Ralph’s 70th reunion at West Point in May, and they reminisced about the past. Ralph teased her about taking care of the details, especially the bills. “I call her my F.O.” he said. “My financial officer.” “I’ve been with him so long,” Betty said, “from the time we were teenagers.” She thanked him for their long lives together. “He followed his desires,” she said. “He accomplished his goals.”

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this no sweat,’ and I threw it, and it all fell off. You have to really fling it,” she said of the mortar. As one of the younger volunteers, 14-year-old Christiane said she went to Albania without knowing any of the other students, but left with lifelong friends. “It was just beautiful there. We could look down and up and there were just more mountains,” she said. “It was amazing.” In the next villages, Fushe Peshtan and Vodice, 68 students built a clinic and did several landscaping jobs, including building a path and mending a broken fence. Travis Sparks, a Klahanie resident and site leader, praised the global nomads for their hard work, and said the trip opened many eyes. “Most of them, they’ve never

conservation and management. Find the tool at The same mapping feature also identifies critical fish and wildlife habitat types, ranging from coastal wetlands to shrub-steppe. The information is often required by local, state and federal agencies in reviewing land-use permits, grant proposals and landowner incentive programs. For a fee, the agency fills hun-

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built anything or they’ve never been in a part of the world where the people don’t have as much as they do,” Sparks said. Speckhardt said he was still deciding where YouthCompass International will go on its next trip, but advised that students ages 1419 could attend. The cost is usually $980 for students and $250

dreds of individual information requests each year from property developers, environmental organizations, local governments and others seeking to determine the status of fish and wildlife species in specific areas. Now, much of the information is available online for free. The agency’s Priority Habitats and Species program — responsible for monitoring about 200 fish and wildlife species — developed the website.

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 Kasen Williams earns national male athlete of the year title Kasen Williams, Skyline High School’s three-sport star, earned yet another honor last week when he was selected as’s 2010-11 National Male Athlete of the Year. Williams, bound for the University of Washington on a football scholarship, had an amazing senior year. He won three titles at the Class 4A state track and field championships in May. Williams set a record in the triple jump by going 50 feet, 9 1/4 inches. It was the third best mark in the nation this spring. He also won the long jump by going 24-5 1/4 and the high jump at 6-10. During the winter, Williams earned all-KingCo Conference 4A first-team honors by leading the Spartans in scoring (12.3) and rebounding (9.3). Last fall, the 6-foot-3 receiver hauled in 86 passes for 1,579 yards and 21 touchdowns. On defense, he added 89 tackles and four interceptions from his safety position. He earned first-team AllAmerica honors from MaxPreps and was the Parade Magazine National Player of the Year.


Gliding to Victory Above, Hailey Wachtman, 8, gives her track and field hammer a whirl and a toss for a distance of 47 feet, 7 inches, during the first Issaquah Gliders league meet against other Parks & Recreation clubs, June 23 at Liberty High School. At right, Jimmy Jacobson, of the Issaquah Gliders, and a member of state Junior Olympics, runs the bell lap toward winning the 1600-meter run in his 13-14 age group, in a time of 5 minutes, 44 seconds. At far right, Connor Murakami, 10, achieves an almost-giant leap for mankind with a 7-foot, 10-inch long jump. More than 100 youngsters took part in gaining ‘Family, Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals’ during the first of four Thursday meets.

Issaquah players are on championship soccer team Four Issaquah sixth-graders played on the Eastside FC soccer Blue team that won the 12-and-under Rainier Challenge tournament recently. Zoe Reep, Claire Siefkes, Keelin Dillon and Erica Baril played on the team, which won its second tournament of the season. The Eastside team defeated Washington Premier White, 2-1, on penalty kicks. Eastside outscored Washington, 4-3, on penalty kicks after the teams were deadlocked 11 at the end of regulation.

Lakeside falls to late Bellingham rally By Christopher Huber Issaquah Press reporter


Brandon Mahovlich pops a bloop single to right field in the third inning in Lakeside Recovery's 4-2 loss to Bellingham Post 7 June 28 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue June 28. Mahovlich went 3-for-3.

The Lakeside Recovery bats were largely silent when they needed to produce June 28 against the visiting Bellingham Post 7 Legion team. Despite holding onto a 2-1 lead going into the sixth inning, the boys from Skyline, Newport and Issaquah high schools couldn’t come through in the clutch. And Bellingham’s bats came alive late in the game to win, 4-2, at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. “They kinda put pressure on us in the last couple of innings,” head coach Rob Reese said. “They just happened to get a couple of key

hits at the right time.” The lackluster offensive production came against what some on the team consider the toughest of Area 1 competitors, and the loss continued a three-game losing streak — Lakeside had lost six of its last seven as of June 29. The loss put Lakeside at 14-11. Lakeside took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning after Issaquah’s Andrew Kammerer hit an RBI single he lined in the gap between first and second. Bellingham struck back in the top of the second, when infielder Kyle Peterson scored Todd Bird on Post 7’s first of four doubles of the game. Peterson was called safe at home when the ball popped out of

Lakeside catcher Daniel Altchech’s grasp. In the third inning, right fielder Brandon Mahovlich, of Issaquah, put Lakeside up 2-1 when he drove in Jake Bakamus. Bellingham pitcher John Albert had walked Bakamus and Skyline’s Jimmy Sinatro to put two on with two outs. “I was just trying to sit on it and go the other way,” Mahovlich said after the game. He went 3-for-3 with three singles and improved his batting average to .400 for the summer. Bellingham was dormant for the third, fourth and fifth innings, and looked to concede the game to Lakeside. But a fielding mistake

put Post 7 runners in position to tie it up in the sixth. Lakeside pitcher Aaron Sandefur, who had held opposing batters to just a .178 batting average going into the game, gave up four doubles and three triples. Those extra-base hits accounted for three of Bellingham’s four runs. The tying run came on a Sandefur wild pitch in the sixth inning, when Post 7’s Zach Slesk touched home plate just under Sandefur’s tag. To make matters worse for Sandefur, who had only allowed four extra-base hits all season, Bellingham’s Kyle Buckham led off See LAKESIDE, Page B5

Junior golfers square off at summer tourneys By Bob Taylor Issaquah Press sports editor Mersadie Tallman used to follow her older sister Brittany around the golf courses during Washington Junior Golf Association District 2 tournament play. Brittany, who now plays for the University of Washington, was one of the top junior players, as well as a two-time state champion at Issaquah High School.


Mersadie Tallman, 14, makes a shot out of bunker on the par-4, 337-yard ninth hole.

Now, the younger sister is out to make a name for herself. Mersadie, who will be a freshman at Issaquah in the fall, is one of the top players in the girls 14-15 division this summer. She shot an 87 to take first place at the The Plateau Club on June 28 in the second subdistrict tournament of the season. Tallman beat Eastlake sophomore Jamie Midkiff by three strokes. “It was OK,” Mersadie Tallman said of her score. “I just tried to keep my head in the game and stay focused.” Issaquah High golf coach Tom Bakamus said he was impressed with Tallman’s round. “An 87 at Plateau is a good score,” said Bakamus, who coached Brittany. “We’re looking forward to Mersadie playing here, too.” Mersadie finished seventh among 12-to-13-year-olds at the WJGA state tournament last year. She hopes to improve on the performance this summer. The summer tournament schedule began June 27 at Seattle’s Jefferson Park. Tallman shot an 86 to finish third and qualified for the District 2 Championship Tournament July 1819 at the Mount Si Golf Course. Several players qualified for the District 2 championship tournament in the June 27 subdistrict event. Among those was Bryan Jung, of Issaquah High, who shot a 76 and

tied for ninth in the boys 16-17 division. Li Wang, of Eastlake, finished first in the same division with a 68. Wang has been one of the district’s top players since he was old enough to compete in WJGA. He placed fifth in the 14-15 age group at the state tournament in 2010. Alex Yi, who attends Skyline, shot an 85 and Evan Ko, who attends Issaquah, shot an 86. However, neither qualified for the district championship meet. Both will get another opportunity July 6, when District 2 has a subdistrict tournament at The Golf Club at Echo Falls. Spencer Weiss, of Eastlake, shot a 72 to finish first in the boys 1415 division June 27. He beat Patrick Sato, of Bellevue, by one stroke and Brian Mogg, of Skyline, by two strokes. Mogg, who recently attended the Ryder Cup Junior Academy, qualified for the District 2 championship tournament. He competed in the 14-15 division last year and finished third at the state tournament. Mogg also finished sixth this spring at the Class 4A State Tournament. R.P. McCoy, of Sammamish, and Kelley Sullivan, of Sammamish, each shot an 81 and tied for seventh in the 14-15 division. Both qualified for the district championship meet. McCoy won the 1213 district title last year. Tommy McCoy, of Sammamish,

finished second in the boys 8-11 division June 27 with a districtqualifying score of 39. He won the District 2 title last year. Two Sammamish girls — Ashley Fitzgibbons and Maddie Nelson — qualified for the district championship tournament June 27. Both competed in the 12-13 age division. Fitzgibbons was first with a 72; Nelson tied for fourth with an 82. In subdistrict play June 28, Ian Gourley, of Seattle, finished first in the boys 16-17 division with a 76. Wang tied for ninth with an 82. Among the other local players were Yi, with an 86; Jung, with an 88; and Ko, with a 97. Frank Garber, of Kirkland, finished first in the boys 14-15 division with Mogg second at 75. Weiss was fourth with an 81. Sullivan and R.P. McCoy each had 84 to tie for sixth. Erik Cho, of Issaquah, was eighth with an 85 and qualified for the district championship tournament. Taylor Swingle, an Issaquah High player, tied for ninth with an 86 and also qualified for district. Dallas Beckwith, who will be a freshman at Issaquah in the fall, shot a 96. Grant Cole, of Redmond, shot a 78 to finish first in the 12-13 division. Tommy McCoy had a 40 to finish See GOLF, Page B5


Taylor Swingle chips a shot to the pin on the par-5, 539-yard 18th hole June 28 at the Plateau Club. Swingle qualified for the WJGA District 2 Championship Tournament July 18-19 at the Mount Si Golf Course.

The Issaquah Press


Summer baseball

Senior American Legion June 28 Game BELLINGHAM 4, LAKESIDE RECOVERY 2 Bellingham 010 001 2 – 4 10 0 Lakeside 101 000 0 – 2 5 0 John Albert and Travis Boyd; Aaron Sandefur and Danie Altchech. W: Albert, L: Sandefur. 2B: Kyle Buckham (B). 3B: Zach Slesk (B), Bobby Funkhouser (B), Anthony Pitsch (B). Lakeside highlights: Brandon Mahovlich 3-3, 1 RBI; Andrew Kemmerer 1-2, 1 RBI. AAA Area 1 Standings Lakeside Recovery 9-3, Bellingham 5-3, Skagit Sox 5-5, Bellevue Legion 4-5, Garfield Senadores 0-7. BRANDY PUGH TOURNAMENT July 6-11 At Bellevue College, Bannerwood Park Grey Division: Taylor Baseball, Kennewick Bandits, Seattle Stars, Vancouver Cardinals, Baden Baseball. Green Division: Lakeside Recovery, Twin City Titans, Chaffey, Bankers, Pacific Tech Construction, Bellevue Honda. July 6 Games Chaffey v. Bankers, 2 p.m., Bellevue Spokane Dodgers vs. Seattle Stars, 5 p.m., Bellevue Taylor Baseball vs. Baden, 5 p.m. Bannerwood Lakeside Recovery vs. Bellevue Honda, 8 p.m., Bannerwood July 7 Games Vancouver Cardinals vs. Spokane Dodgers, 2 p.m., Bellevue Bankers vs. Pacific Tech Construction, 2 p.m., Bannerwood Bellevue Honda vs. Chaffey, 5 p.m., Bellevue Taylor Baseball vs. Kennewick Bandits, 5 p.m., Bannerwood Lakeside Recovery vs. Twin City Titans, 8 p.m., Bannerwood July 8 Games Kennewick Bandits vs. Seattle Stars, 11 a.m., Bellevue Chaffey vs. Pacific Tech Construction, 11 a.m., Bannerwood Baden vs. Spokane Dodgers, 2 p.m., Bellevue Bellevue Honda vs. Twin City Titans, 2 p.m., Bannerwood Baden vs. Vancouver Cardinals, 5 p.m., Bellevue Taylor Baseball vs. Seattle Stars, 5 p.m., Bannerwood Lakeside Recovery vs. Bankers, 8 p.m., Bannerwood July 9 Games Twin City Titans vs. Chaffey, 11 a.m., Bellevue Baden vs. Kennewick Bandits, 11 a.m., Bannerwood Twin City Titans vs. Bankers, 2 p.m., Bellevue Pacific Tech Construction vs. Bellevue Honda, 2 p.m., Bannerwood Taylor Baseball vs. Spokane Dodgers, 5 p.m., Bellevue Seattle Stars vs. Vancouver Cardinals, 5 p.m., Bannerwood Lakeside Recovery vs. Chaffey, 8 p.m., Bannerwood July 10 Games Pacific Tech Construction vs. Twin City Titans, 11 a.m., Bellevue Vancouver Cardinals vs. Kennewick Bandits, 11 a.m., Bannerwood Lakeside Recovery vs. Pacific Tech Construction, 2 p.m., Bellevue Vancouver Cardinals vs. Taylor Baseball, 2 p.m., Bannerwood Kennewick Bandits vs. Spokane Dodgers, 5 p.m., Bellevue Seattle Stars vs. Baden Baseball, 5 p.m., Bannerwood Bellevue Honda vs. Bankers, 8 p.m., Bannerwood July 11 Games At Bannerwood Grey 2 vs. Green 2, 4 p.m., third, fourth place Grey 1 vs. Green 1, 7 p.m., first, second place

14 & under June 27 Game Lakeside Recovery 7, Maple Valley 0 June 28 Game Lakeside Recovery 9, Monroe Sockeyes 1

Sandy Koufax WASHINGTON STATE LEAGUE STANDINGS 14 & Under Cascade Division: Seattle Select-Black 21-0, Woodinville 17-5, Bulldogs-Red 17-4, Washington Senators 14-9, SBC Spartans 14-10, Prep Sportswear 13-11, FOC Bears 12-11, Lakeside Knights 11-10, Lace’s Academy 11-8, Rips Brewers-Gold 8-12, Sockeye BBC 5-17, Rawlings Rebels-Red 5-17, Bellevue-Gold 218, Maple Valley 0-18. Olympic Division: O’Brien Autogroup 20-0, Rock Creek Sports 18-5, Seattle Stars-Blue 18-5, Stod’s Bandits 17-5, Westhill Vipers 17-4, SBA Buzz 16-5, Pride BBC 14-7, ESBA Eastlake Tigers 14-10, Hard Knocks BBC 14-7, Northwest Bandits 13-8, Puget Sound Shockers 13-9, Rawlings Rebels-Blue 13-10, FOC Bears-Blue 12-10, Seattle Select-Purple 11-9, FCA 11-10, Magnolia BBC 8-13, Kirkland Merchants 7-15, Rips Brewers-Blue 6-14, Bellevue BBC 6-17, Seattle Bombers 6-17, Seattle Stars-Gold 5-18, Sahara BBC 414, Covington Cubs 4-16, Eastside Huskies 4-14, Engineered Sports BBC 3-16, Dow BBC 3-19. 13 & Under National South Division: Puget Sound Shockers 152, PBC Born 2 Play 15-3, Team Combat 14-2, Rips Brewers 14-1, Burnstead BBC 13-5, Westhill Vipers 125, O’Brien Autogroup 12-5, Rock Creek Sports 11-2, Bulldogs-Blue 9-1, Magnolia BBC-Blue 8-11, PBC Rockies 7-8, Bellevue BBC 6-10, Rawlings Rebels 6-10, ESBA Eastlake Tigers 6-9, Washington Senators 6-11, FOC Bears 6-8, Wolfpack 5-9, Dow BBC 5-11, Mudville Cardinals 4-9, Bellevue Warriors 4-14, Bainbridge Spartans 3-12, Rips Brewers 12’s 3-14, Eastside Huskies 1-14. American North Division: Seattle Select-Purple 161, Northwest Bandits-Black 15-3, Washington Warriors 12-3, Seattle Select-Black 11-5, Northwest BanditsBlue 10-6, FCA 10-6, Prep Sportswear-Navy 9-6, Northwest Warriors-Silver 9-5, Seattle Stars-Blue 9-5, Marysville Hawks 9-5, Hard Knocks BBC 8-6, Kirkland Merchants 8-7, CNB Nationals 8-6, Seattle BombersWhite 6-8, Northwest Warriors-Black 5-10, Prep Sportswear-Orange 5-7, Lace’s Academy 4-11, Washington Wave 3-14, Seattle Stars-Gold 2-12, Seattle Select-Silver 2-8, Woodinville 1-15, Seattle BombersNavy 1-14.

Little League Baseball MAJORS DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Hartman Park, Redmond July 9 Games Game 1: Redmond North vs. Kirkland American, 10 a.m. Game 2: Eastlake vs. Bellevue Thunderbird, 10 a.m. Game 3: Mercer Island vs. Kirkland National, 1 p.m. Game 4: Snoqualmie Valley vs. Issaquah, 1 p.m. Game 5: Sno-Valley North vs. Bellevue East, 4 p.m. Game 6: Falls vs. Bellevue West, 4 p.m. July 10 Games Game 7: Sammamish vs. Winner G1, noon Game 8: Winner G2 vs. Winner G3, 3 p.m. Game 9: Winner G4 vs. Winner G5, 3 p.m. Game 10: Winner G6 vs. Redmond West, noon Game 11: Loser G4 vs. Loser G5, 6 p.m., loser out Game 12: Loser G2 vs. Loser G3, 6 p.m., loser out July 11 Games Game 13: Loser G6 vs. Loser G8, 6 p.m., loser out Game 14: Loser G1 vs. Loser G9, 6 p.m., loser out July 12 Games Game 15: Loser G7 vs. Winner G11, 6 p.m., loser out Game 16: Winner G12 vs. Loser G10, 6 p.m., loser out July 13 Games Game 17: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8, 6 p.m. Game 18: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10, 6 p.m. July 14 Games Game 19: Winner G13 vs. Winner G15, 6 p.m., loser out Game 20: Winner G14 vs. Winner G16, 6 p.m., loser out July 15 Games Game 23: Loser G18 vs. Winner G19, 6 p.m., loser out Game 22: Loser G17 vs. Winner G20, 6 p.m., loser out July 16 Games Game 21: Winner G17 vs. Winner G18, TBD Game 24: Winner G23 vs. Winner G24, loser out, TBD

July 17 Game Game 25: Loser G21 vs. Winner G24, loser out, TBD July 18 Game Game 26: Winner G21 vs. Winner G25, TBD, if G25 wins, second game for title July 27, TBD

Softball JUNIOR DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT At Everest Park, Kirkland July 9 Games Game 1: BT/MI/BW vs. RN/East/RW, 10 a.m. Game 2: Falls/Iss/Sam vs. Kirk Am/Nat/Bel, 1 p.m. July 10 Games Game 4: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2, noon, loser out Game 3: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2, 3 p.m. July 11 Game Game 5: Winner G4 vs. Loser G3, 6 p.m., loser out July 12 Game Game 6: Winner G3 vs. Winner G5, 6 p.m., if G5 wins, second game for title July 13 at 6 p.m.

Youth golf WJGA District 2 June 27 Tournament At Jefferson Park BOYS 16-17 Top finishers: 1, Li Wang (Sammamish) 68; 2, Garrett Foss (Redmond) 68; 3, Kyle Lindor (Woodinville) 70; 4, Connor O’Keefe (Kenmore) 74; 5 (tie), Jack Strickland (Sammamish) 75, Jack Fisher (Redmond) 75, Ian Gourley (Seattle) 75, Michael Day (Seattle) 75; 9, William Sharp (Sammamish) 76, Bryan Jung (Bellevue) 76, Jimbo Curtin (Woodinville) 76; 12 (tie), Lyle Rudnicki (Woodinville) 77, Anthony Laguardia (Seattle) 77, Cole Hublou (Kenmore) 77, Sean Ballsmith (Snoqualmie) 77, all qualified for district championship tournament; other local scores, 25, Geoffry Grembowski (Sammamish) 84; 27 (tie), Alex Yi (Issaquah) 85; 30 (tie), Evan Ko (Issaquah) 86; 34 (tie), Christopher Kobak (Sammamish) 89, Paul Russo (Sammamish) 89. 14-15 Top finishers: 1, Spencer Weiss (Sammamish) 72; 2, Patrick Sato (Bellevue) 73; 3, Brian Mogg (Sammamish) 74; 4, Eugene Wackerbarth (Clyde Hill) 77; 5, Radleigh Ang (Medina) 78; 6, Jake Ryerson (Seattle); 7 (tie), Kelley Sullivan (Sammamish) 81, RP McCoy (Sammamish) 81; 9, Jackson Safon (Sammamish) 82, Andy Liu (Bellevue) 82, Joe Worley (Woodinville) 82, Sam Fisher (Redmond) 82, all qualified for district championship tournament; other locals scores: 13, Spencer Findlay (Renton) 83; 14, Erik Cho (Issaquah) 84; 20, Dallas Beckwith (Issaquah) 89; 25, Justin Zhonh (Sammamish) 92; 29, Barret Dowling (Issaquah) 96. 12-13 Top finishers: 1, Stephen Taylor Hopkins (Redmond) 79; 2, Zachary Evens (Mercer Island) 79; 3, Tiger Nelson (Medina) 80; 4 (tie), Grant Cole (Redmond) 81, Race Porter (Seattle) 81; 6, Gieben Na (Mercer Island) 82; 7, Alec Robson (Kirkland) 87, all qualified for district championship tournament; other local scores: 9, Nate Fischer (Sammamish) 90; 13, Jack Kooley (Sammamish) 95; 15, Max Marks (Sammamish) 109. 8-11 Top finishers: 1, Jordan Nelson (Medina) 39; 2, Tommy McCoy (Sammamish) 39; 3, Connor Golembeski (Redmond) 42, Wiliam Hendricks (Bellevue) 42; 5, Zachary Torrey (Woodinville) 43; 6 (tie), Alan Li (Bellevue) 44, Sebastian Rudnicki (Woodinville) 44, Victor Wang (Sammamish) 44, Carson Cirillo (Medina) 44, all qualified for district championship tournament; other local scores: 10 (tie), John Sullivan (Sammamish) 46, Andres O’Beirne (Sammamish) 46; 13, Kristof Hefty (Sammamish) 47. GIRLS 16-17 Top finishers: 1, Sammie Pless (Seattle) 73; 2, Jessica Kent (Bellevue) 77; 3 (tie), Natasha Raskin (Medina) 80, Haley Chinn (Mercer Island) 80 ; 5 (tie), Keira O’Hearn (Redmond) 81, Hannah Christian (Bellevue) 81, Cassandra McKinley (Shoreline) 81, all qualified for district championship tournament. 14-15 Top finishers: 1, Yuri Machida (Redmond) 83; 2, Isabel Chien (Bellevue) 84; 3, Mersadie Tallman (Issaquah) 76; 4, Jamie Midkiff (Sammamish) 87; 5, Monica Kent (Bellevue) 89, all qualified for district championship tournament. 12-13 Top finishers: 1, Ashley Fitzgibbons (Sammamish) 72; 2, Sarah Rhee (Seattle) 79; 3, Rachel Fujitani (Seattle) 81; 4 (tie), Sarah Lawrence (Duvall) 82, Maddie Nelson (Sammamish) 82, all qualified for district championship tournament. 8-11 Top finishers: 1, Abigail Euyang (Seattle) 46; 2, Janine Surge (Seattle) 49; 3, Lauren Fisher (Redmond) 58, all qualified for district championship tournament. June 28 Tournament At Plateau GC BOYS 16-17 Top finishers: 1, Ian Gourley (Seattle) 76; 2 (tie), Kyle Lindor (Woodinville) 77, Garrett Foss (Redmond) 77; 4, Ryan Books (Seattle) 78*; 5 (tie), Chris Babcock (Shoreline) 79*, Charlie Kern (Mercer Island) 79*; 7 (tie), Lyle Rudnicki (Woodinville) 80, Jimbo Curtin (Woodinville) 80; 9 (tie), Oliver Rudnicki (Woodinville) 82*, Kevin Zhao (Bellevue) 82*, Li Wang (Sammamish) 82; other local scores: 13 (tie), Geoffry Grembowski (Sammamish) 84; 15 (tie), Christopher Kobak (Sammamish) 85; 18 (tie) William Sharp (Sammamish) 86, Alex Yi (Issaquah) 86; 22, Bryan Jung (Bellevue) 88; 24 (tie), Paul Russo (Sammamish) 89; 29 (tie), Evan Ko (Issaquah) 97; 33, Cole Lawson (Sammamish) 98. *qualified for district tournament 14-15 Top finishers: 1, Frank Garber (Kirkland) 72*; 2, Brian Mogg (Sammamish) 75; 3, Eugene Wackerbarth (Clyde Hill) 80; 4, Spencer Weiss (Sammamish) 81; 5, Patrick Sato (Bellevue) 82; 6 (tie), Kelley Sullivan (Sammamish) 84, RP McCoy (Sammamish) 84; 8, Erik Cho (Issaquah) 85*; 9 (tie), Josef Moore (Seattle) 86*, Andy Liu (Bellevue) 86, Sam Fisher (Redmond) 86, Radleigh Ang (Medina) 86, Taylor Swingle (Bellevue) 86*; other local scores: 23 (tie), Dallas Beckwith (Issaquah) 96, Justin Zhong (Sammamish) 96; 26 (tie), Leo Parsons (Issaquah) 97; 29 (tie), Barret Dowling (Issaquah) 98. *qualified for district tournament 12-13 Top finishers: 1, Grant Cole (Redmond) 78; 2, Tiger Nelson (Medina) 79; 3, Stephen Taylor Hopkins (Redmond) 84; 4, Carter Tillotson (Kenmore) 85*; 5, Liam Jaffe (Woodinville) 87*; other local scores: 8, Nate Fischer (Sammamish) 95; 11, Jack Kooley (Sammamish) 103. *qualified for district tournament 8-11 Top finishers: 1, Tommy McCoy (Sammamish) 40; 2 (tie), Ian Siebers (Bellevue) 41*, Ivan Zhao (Bellevue) 41*; 4 (tie), Connor Golembeski (Redmond) 42, Ryan Park (Bellevue) 42*; 5, Alan Li (Bellevue) 43; 6, Victor Wang (Sammamish) 44; other local scores: 10, John Hayes (Sammamish) 48; 12 (tie), Richard Halbert (Sammamish) 52, Andres O’Beirne (Sammamish) 52; 16, Kristof Hefty (Sammamish) 54; 17, John Sullivan (Sammamish) 55; 20, William Halbert (Sammamish) 61; 22 (tie), Zachary Dea (Newcastle) 71; 24 (tie), James Battistoni (Sammamish) 72. *qualified for district tournament GIRLS 16-17 Top finishers: 1, Sammie Pless (Seattle) 80; 2, Chelsea Saelee (Seattle) 82*; 3, Cassandra McKinley (Shoreline) 87; 4 (tie), Keira O’Hearn (Redmond) 89, Hannah Christian (Bellevue) 89; other local scores, 9, Brya Vowels (Sammamish) 106; 10, Megan Wotherspoon (Sammamish) 108. *qualified for district tournament 14-15 Top finishers: 1, Mersadie Tallman (Issaquah) 87; 2, Jamie Midkiff (Sammamish) 90; 3, Yuri Machida (Redmond) 96; 4, Aleana Groenhout (Redmond) 98*; 5, Meghan Zech (Seattle) 104*. *qualified for district tournament 12-13 Top finishers: 1, Sarah Lawrence (Duvall) 82; 2 (tie), Rachel Fujitani (Seattle) 88, Caitlin Maralack (Snoqualmie) 88*; 4, Ashley Fitzgibbons (Sammamish) 92; 5, Sarah Rhee (Seattle) 94; 6, Maddie Nelson (Sammamish) 101. *qualified for district tournament 8-11 Top finishers: 1, Abigail Euyang (Seattle) 47; 2, Lauren Fisher (Redmond) 78; 3, Isabella Battistoni (Sammamish) 94.

Adult sports


Issaquah Alps Trail Club

July 9, 9 a.m., Preston-Snoqualmie Trail, 5 miles, 400 gain. Call 837-1535 ... July 10, 9 a.m., West Tiger, 10 miles, 3,400-foot elevation gain. Call 391-1600. Cascade Bicycle Club July 7, 6:45 p.m., Eastside Tour, 2030 miles from Marymoor Park east parking lot. Call 392-1347. Softball Senior softball players are needed for Issaquah co-ed team. Players 50 and older are eligible. Games are from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at Tibbetts Field. Call 392-5682 ... Issaquah Parks has Jack & Jill leagues and men’s 35 & older leagues, which begin play in early August. Call 837-3308. Football Alumni Football USA is looking for players to compete in a game between Issaquah and Skyline alumni in October. Location and time to be determined later. Roster spaces limited to 40 players for each team. If interested, call 888-404-9746 or go to Shooting July 17, noon, Cascade Mountain Men shoot at Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club ... Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club offers hunter education classes. Call 206-940-5862. Triathlon July 17, 7 a.m., TriRock Seattle, Olympic triathlon at Lake Sammamish State Park. Race consists of 1,500meter swim, 24-mile bike ride and a 6-mile run. Packet pickup July 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Sammamish State Park. To learn more, go to Golf Aug. 12, 1 p.m., Issaquah Football Golf Tournament at Lake Wilderness Golf Course in Maple Valley. Open to Issaquah football coaches, alumni, former Issaquah football players, parents of current players, local businessmen and women, and Issaquah football fans. Tournament features a four-man scramble and begins with a shotgun start. Call 206-660-4952. Running July 9, 9 a.m., Cougar Mountain Trail Series, 10-mile race from Sky Country Trailhead. Final race of the season Aug. 13 (13 miles). Get details/pre-register for all races at

Youth sports/activities Track & field Issaquah Parks Gliders host a meet on July 7, 5:15 p.m., at Mount Si School. Football Issaquah Eagles Youth Football, for ages 8-14, is registering players, who must reside within the Issaquah High School boundary. Go to Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is registering players for its fall recreation program (U6-U18) and for elite soccer tryouts at Fencing Issaquah Parks has a fencing camp

Youth swimming 2011 Summer Spectacular At King County Aquatic Center Results for Issaquah Swim Team and other local swimmers: GIRLS 10 & under 50 freestyle: 2, Ashleigh Lee 34.23; 9, Lauren Sayloes 36.00; 11, Belle Battistoni 36.81; 13, Natalie Sun 36.90; 30, Grace Tacchetti 40.27; 39, Lillian Piel 41.60. 100 freestyle: 2, Stephanie Young 1:11.29; 8, Lee 1:19.40; 12, Sayles 1:20.29; 18, Danika Himes 1:23.71; 23, Battistoni 1:25.85; 33, Piel 1:29.55; 44, Rachel Clark 1:32.81. 200 freestyle: 2, Young 2:34.20; 15, Himes 3:01.50. 50 backstroke: 1, Himes 40.22; 3, Lee 41.36; 13, Battistoni 44.95; 38, Piel 51.09. 100 backstroke: 1, Young 1:19.54; 3, Himes 1:27.70; 4, Lee 1:28.77; 13, Emily Sur 1:37.09; 21, Tacchetti 1:48.29. 50 breaststroke: 2, Himes 44.17; 8, Sur 46.66; 13, Battistoni 48.51; 14, Sun 48.69; 15, Piel 49.45; 38, Clark 56.07. 100 breaststroke: 10, Sur 1:41.61; 11, Sun 1:42.86; 12, Sayles 1:43.34; 18, Piel 1:51.98. 50 butterfly: 3, Young 36.31; 8, Battistoni 40.43; 12, Sun 40.91; 15, Sur 41.46; 25, Sayles 43.36; 29, Lee 44.65; 34, Clark 47.55; 37, Piel 47.79. 100 butterfly: 2, Young 1:20.81; 7, Sur 1:37.09; 8, Sun 1:39.57; 10, Sayles 1:42.73; 14, Battistoni 1:56.81. 200 individual medley: 2, Young 2:52.28; 6, Himes 3:07.78; 7, Sun 3:12.83; 13, Sayles 3:17.75; 14, Sur 3:17.99. 11-12 50 freestyle: 11, Ellie Hohensinner 32.56; 12, Elyse Kaczmarek 32.93; 14, Darian Himes 33.24; 24, Emily Schahrer 34.16; 25, Gabby Salgado 34.22; 35, Ally Haase 34.65; 50, Sam Moynihan 36.82; 54, Kavya Srikanth 37.45; 56, Grace Rossi 37.81; 57, Delaney Poggemann 37.83; 60, Kayla Biehl 38.23; 62, Maggie Van Nortwick 38.38. 100 freestyle: 6, Jeni Matsuda (BEST) 1:06.32; 10, Hohensinner 1:08.89; 12, Kathy Lin 1:09.91; 14, Hailey Norris 1:09.97; 15, Annette Guo 1:10.53; 21, Kaczmarek 1:12.02; 27, Hannah-Rae Ernst 1:12.96; 36, Salgado 1:15.22; 37, Haase 1:15.26; 48, Himes 1:18.46; 55, Gabrielle Glubochansky 1:20.64; 67, Veronica Stureborg 1:25.65; 70, Poggemann 1:27.55; 71, Biehl 1:27.84; 72, Van Nortwick 1:28.08; 74, Isabelle Gonzalez 1:28.78; 75, Haley Dardis 1:28.86; 78, Srikanth 1:31.26. 200 freestyle: 13, Paulina Kosykh 2:38.62; 32, Sam Moynihan 3:04.96; 35, Poggemann 3:15.42; 37, Emily Whelan 3:22.61. 50 backstroke: 4, Salgado 36.56; 7, Matsuda 36.63; 8, Kaczmarek 37.00; 11, Schahrer 38.56; 15, Hohensinner 39.27; 18, Himes 39.39; 23, Haase 40.38; 40, Rossi 44.27; 42, Biehl 44.32; 45, Moynihan 45.73; 50, Srikanth 46.47; 51, Van Nortwick 46.85; 60, Poggemann 48.37. 100 backstroke: 6, Matsuda 1:19.74; 8, Salgado 1:21.01; 9, Kaczmarek 1:21.28; 16, Schahrer 1:23.46; 21, Kosykh 1:25.91; 26, Himes 1:26.86; 28, Haase 1:27.10; 29, Hohensinner 1:27.22; 45, Whelan 1:35.88; 47, Stureborg 1:38.15; 51, Biehl 1:40.39. 200 backstroke: 4, Kaczmarek 2:51.14; 7, Salgado 2:54.33; 13, Kosykh 2:58.54; 14, Hohensinner 2:58.83; 17, Schahrer 3:01.21; 18, Himes 3:02.69; 19, Haase 3:04.08; 21, Ernst 3:05.91; 22, Norris 3:08.20. 50 breaststroke: 18, Van Nortwick 45.96; 40, Stureborg 52.22; 44, Poggemann 53.16; 46, Dardis 55.98; 48, Gonzalez 48.57. 100 breaststroke: 8, Matsudi 1:31.37; 44, Van Nortwick 1:46.89; 48, Rossi

for youngsters 8 and up. Camp begins July 13 and will be held at the community center. Instruction provided by Washington Fencing Academy. Go to Rowing Sammamish Rowing Association holds introductory courses in rowing for ages 13 or older. Register at Karate Issaquah Parks offers karate classes taught by the Washington Shotokan Association for beginners and continued levels, ages 6-11, at the community center. Call 837-3300. Little League baseball July 6-11, District 9 9-10 Tournament at Everest Park, Kirkland; July 6-11, District 9 10-11 Tournament at Hidden Valley, Bellevue; July 6-9, District 9 Junior Tournament at Newport; July 9-18, District 9 Major Tournament at Hartman Park, Redmond. Little League softball July 6-8, District 9 9-10 Tournament at Torguson Park, North Bend; July 6-7, District 9 10-11 Tournament at Torguson Park; July 9-12, District 9 Junior Tournament at Everest Park, Kirkland. Baseball camps/clinics Field of Champions holds summer baseball camp July 18-21 at Issaquah’s Dobbs Fields. Call 222-6020 ... Field of Champions also registering for fall ball. Call 222-6020 ... Cronin Baseball Clinic for ages 9-12 July 25-29, 9 a.m.-noon, at Central Park. Call 206-354-1694. Tennis Issaquah Parks has a tennis camp for youngsters 7-10 is July 11-14, 9 a.m.-noon, at Skyline.Go to Junior Golf July 6, Washington Junior Golf Association District 2 tournament at The Golf Club at Echo Falls.

Summer baseball Senior American Legion July 6, 8 p.m., Bellevue Honda at Lakeside Recovery (Bannerwood Park). American Legion 17 & under July 6, 8:30 p.m., Lakeside Recovery at Woodinville; July 7, 8:30 p.m., Lakeside Recovery at Woodinville; July 8-10, Lakeside Recovery at Skagit Wood Bat Invitational; July 11, 6 p.m., Lakeside Recovery 16-U at Lakeside Recovery 17-U (Newport); July 12, 6 p.m., Bellevue Legion at Lakeside Recovery (Skyline); July 13, 6 p.m., Lakeside Recovery at Liberty Cannons. American Legion 16 & under July 6, 6 p.m., Liberty Cannons at Lakeside Recovery (Newport); July 8, 6 p.m., Woodinville at Lakeside Recovery (Skyline); July 9, noon, Lakeside Recovery at Woodinville; July 10, 11 a.m., White River at Lakeside Recovery (Newport, doubleheader); July 13, 6:30 p.m., Lakeside Recovery at SedroWoolley. 14 & under July 9-10, Lakeside Recovery at Sandy Koufax State Tournament (Mercer Island). 1:48.81; 56, Stureborg 1:53.48; 61, Srikanth 2:04.01. 200 breaststroke: 6, Lin 3:11.22; 7, Glubochansky 3:14.37; 21, Van Nortwick 3:46.10. 50 butterfly: 4, Matsuda 33.85; 6, Hohensinner 34.77; 9, Kaczmarek 36.15; 10, Norris 36.18; 11, Kosykh 36.48; 14, Ernst 36.61; 19, Schahrer 38.08; 23, Haase 38.62; 34, Salgado 40.42 39, Himes 41.08; 40, Stureborg 41.56; 48, Srikanth 43.67; 49, Poggemann 44.67; 52, Biehl 46.26; 53, Gonzalez 48.43; 55, Dardis 49.16. 100 butterfly: 14, Kosykh 1:23.18; 31, Whelan 1:46.96; 32, Stureborg 1:48.19. 200 butterfly: 4, Lin 2:58.07. 200 individual medley: 17, Kosykh 3:00.64; 28, Glubochansky 3:06.02; 29, Schahrer 3:06.86; 49, Srikanth 4:01.88. 400 individual medley; 3, Lin 5:47.05; 6, Kaczmarek 6:03.33; 7, Hohensinner 6:05.26; 15, Guo 6:18.67; 18, Haase 6:25.96; 19, Himes 6:25.96. 12 & Under 400 freestyle: 6, Kathy Lin 5:17.68; 7, Jeni Matsuda 5:21.01. 13 & Over 50 freestyle: 1, Katie Kinnear 27.35; 10, Nicole Lecoq 29.02; 20, Kayla DiMicco 29.50; 22, Stephanie Munoz 29.62; 25, Lily Newton 29.95; 37, Sophie Luehmann 30.99; 43, Kaela Nurmi 31.40; 55, Caitlin Duffner 32.21; 84, Libby Kaczmarek 34.09; 101, Emma Gieseke 38.65. 50 freestyle: 20, Kayla Flaten 29.68; 26 Linnea Uyeno (BC) 30.45; 29, Yui Umezawa 30.81; 39, Cecilia Nelson 31.74; 46, Anna Collons 32.42; 48, Hanna Schwinn 32.60; 51, Alyssa Poggemann 32.80; 53, Jessica Clark 32.99; 54, Renee Schy (Pro) 33.03; 62, Clarissa Mitchell 33.73; 64, AJ DiMicco 33.93; 84, Jessica Brady 36.22. 100 freestyle: 1, Kinnear 59.50; 22, K. DiMicco 1:03.32; 25, Flaten 1:03.57; 37, Newton 1:04.83; 38, Laurel Schy (Pro) 1:05.04; 54, Sarah Elderkin 1:06.86; 55, Uyeno 1:06.90; 61, Kennedi Norris 1:07.55; 77, Nelson 1:09.21; 80, Nurmi 1:09.60; 82, Jessie Dart 1:10.24; 90, Collons 1:11.22; 97, Poggemann 1:11.78; 101, R. Schy 1:12.25; 104, Mitchell 1:12.84; 131, AJ DiMicco 1:15.85; 132, Kaczmarek 1:16.16; 156, Gieseke 1:30.16. 200 freestyle: 8, Kara Beauchamp 2:13.95; 10, Lecoq 2:16.32; 17, Munoz 2:18.21; 18, Newton 2:18.32; 25, Flaten 2:20.41; 29, K. DiMicco 2:21.88; 37, Elise Tinseth 2:24.21; 39, Uyeno 2:24.87; 45, Dart 2:26.05; 52, Shanley Miller 2:29.33; 56, Nelson 2:30.47; 65, Schwinn 2:33.82; 70, Collons 2:35.63; 84, Poggemann 2:41.61; 85, Clark 2:41.69; 87, Mitchell 2:42.40; 94, AJ DiMicco 2:59.21. 400 freestyle: 11, Newton 4:52.72; 13, Munoz 4:53.90; 19, Luehmann 4:59.68; 23, Flaten 5:02.70; 26, Elderkin 5:03.66; 31, Miller 5:09.47; 34, Brigid Mackey 5:13.26; 35, Nina Zook 5:13.56; 39, Yui Umezawa 5:14.10. 1,500 freestyle: 3, Beauchamp 18:19.25. 50 backstroke: 10, R. Schy 38.62; 23, Gieseke 44.81. 100 backstroke: 1, Kinnear 1:05.02; 8, Lecoq 1:11.30; 12, L. Schy 1:12.18; 30, Tinseth 1:19.28; 38, Nurmi 1:19.92; 47, Nelson 1:20.43; 56, Collons 1:22.10; 61, R. Schy 1:23.32; 67, Schwinn 1:24.36; 68, Duffner 1:24.39; 75, Poggemann 1:25.99; 84, Mitchell 1:27.81; 88, Kaczmarek 1:29.29; 90, Clark 1:29.73; 96, Brady 1:31.64; 100, AJ DiMicco 1:32.92. 200 backstroke: 12, Elderkin 2:35.90; 15, Dart 2:36.68; 16, Lecoq 2:37.06; 18, Munoz 2:40.23; 23, Uyeno 2:43.67; 25, Nurmi 2:44.55; 27, Tinseth 2:44.96; 29, Luehmann 2:45.57; 37, Nelson 2:48.97; 51, Collons 2:53.18; 56, Poggemann 2:56.07; 59, Duffner 2:57.37; 64, Norris 2:58.94; 74, Kaczmarek 3:06.02; 77, Mitchell 3:10.32; 79, DiMicco 3:16.83.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • 100 breaststroke: 8, Kinnear 1:21.02; 11, Beauchamp 1:22.49; 16, Uyeno 1:23.98; 18, Zook 1:25.18; 26, Kourtney Brunings 1:26.33; 40, Elderkin 1:29.65; 48, Norris 1:31.78; 75, Kaczmarek 1:48.26; 82, Gieseke 1:58.54. 200 breaststroke: 2, Flaten 2:50.37; 3, Tinseth 2:53.61; 8, Uyeno 2:57.84; 19, Luehmann 3:03.66; 21, Munoz 3:04.88; 37, K. DiMicco 3:09.68; 38, Newton 3:10.10; 48, Collons 3:18.12; 51, Norris 3:18.94; 58, Nelson 3:25.67; 63, Poggemann 3:34.31; 64, Mitchell 3:40.31; 68, AJ DiMicco 3:46.82. 50 butterfly: 32, R. Schy 36.94; 45, Gieseke 49.73. 100 butterfly: 1, Kinnear 1:02.15; 12, Munoz 1:09.25; 18, L. Schy 1:10.52; 24, Zook 1:11.42; 28, Tinseth 1:11.81; 32, K. DiMicco 1:12.13; 39, Newton 1:13.81; 42, Elderkin 1:14.82; 46, Miller 1:15.22; 49, Nurmi 1:15.70; 54, Umezawa 1:17.68; 57, Norris 1:18.13; 60, Duffner 1:18.94; 61, Brunings 1:19.11; 84, Kaczmarek 1:28.63; 91, Gieseke 1:50.75. 200 butterfly: 1, Kinnear 2:18.81; 14, L. Schy 2:39.45; 15, Tinseth 2:39.83; 17, Elderkin 2:42.20; 23, Duffner 2:47.92; 24, Flaten 2:48.14. 200 individual medley: 3, Beauchamp 2:30.63; 6, L. Schy 2:35.29; 12, K. DiMicco 2:36.93; 13, Miller 2:37.06; 16, Flaten 2:37.85; 17, Zook 2:38.08; 19, Munoz 2:38.94; 21, Elderkin 2:39.97; 24, Newton 2:41.12; 25, Lecoq 2:41.17; 26, Umezawa 2:41.36; 32, Nurmi 2:44.18; 42, Brunings 2:47.51; 55, Norris 2:53.07; 62, Duffner 2:55.12. 400 individual medley: 8, Tinseth 5:30.15; 11, Elderkin 5:32.92; 14, Newton 5:35.87; 15, Miller 5:36.57; 16, Luehmann 5:39.12; 18, Zoo 5:40.62; 19, Flaten 5:40.72; 25, Umezawa 5:46.25; 28, Brunings 5:49.09; 30, Mackey 5:52.10; 34, Duffner 6:01.15; 37, Collons 6:09.52; 38, Schwinn 6:14.38; 43, Clark 6:25.57; 44, Poggemann 6:25.84; 45, Mitchell 6:26.53. BOYS 10 & Under 50 freestyle: 4, Andres Gonzalez 33.86; 6, Matthew Leahy 33.91; 7, Anton Shebeko 35.24; 19, Nick Cox 38.08; 20, Nick Lewis 38.27; 34, Jarod Schahrer 40.74; 40, Joshua Sun 41.67; 57, Connor Poggemann 47.16. 100 freestyle: 3, Brandon Yue 1:15.04; 4, Leahy 1:15.78; 7, Kyle Falkner 1:17.85; 11, Shebeko 1:20.37; 21, Cox 1:27.83l 22, Lewis 1:28.03; 27, Sun 1:31.31; 32, Schahrer 1:35.34; 43, Poggemann 1:46.45. 200 freestyle 2, Leahy 2:42.15; 4, Falkner 2:51.77; 9, Christopher Leu 3:12.53; 12, Sun 3:18.35. 50 backstroke: 5, Shebeko 42.41; 22, Lewis 47.12; 23, Cox 47.33; 30, Sun 49.75; 42, Schahrer 42.52. 100 backstroke: 2, Leahy 1:21.36; 4, Yue 1:27.21; 7, Falkner 1:30.07; 8, Shebeko 1:31.26; 14, Cox 1:39.02; 26, Schahrer 1:53.62; 29, Poggemann 2:03.78. 50 breaststroke: 4, Leahy 46.32; 7, Gonzalez 48.73; 12, Shebeko 49.75; 27, Cox 55.90; 31, Lewis 57.80; 32, Schahrer 58.02; 33, Leu 58.18; 42, Poggemann 1:06.23. 100 breaststroke: 1, Yue 1:32.30; 20, Sun 2:09.20; 24, Poggemann 2:20.51. 50 butterfly: 3, Gonzalez 36.31; 9, Falkner 40.56; 10, Yue 41.11; 11, Shebeko 41.13; 17, Cox 44.31; 21, Sun 49.50; 22, Schahrer 50.64; 26, Lewis 51.00; 31, Poggemann 53.84. 100 butterfly: 4, Yue 1:33.71; 5 Falkner 1:36.45; 9, Lewis 2:04.87. 200 individual medley: 2, Leahy 2:56.24; 3, Yue 2:59.93; 6, Falkner 3:10.70; 15, Leu 3:37.28. 11-12 50 freestyle: 1, Jacob Leahy 28.66; 7, Ivan Graham 30.71; 31, Will O’Daffer 33.67; 44, Bennett Ernst 35.02; 59, Quinn Gieseke 37.30; 64, Nolan Van Nortwick 38.37; 65, Manan Gandhi 38.42; 71, Rahul Chaliparambil 40.67. 100 freestyle: 3, Ryan Kinnear 1:03.73; 7, Leahy 1:06.46; 9, Brandon Leu 1:07.14; 12, Graham 1:08.87; 41, Ernst 1:17.40; 44, Sandor Voros (King) 1:17.78; 55, Gieseke 1:26.49; 59, Van Nortwick 1:31.35; 60, Chaliparambil 1:31.73. 200 freestyle: 1, Kinnear 2:20.75; 4, Leu 2:27.17; 21, O’Daffer 2:43.69; 28, Ernst 2:52.11. 50 backstroke: 2, Leahy 34.31; 3, Graham 34.57; 41, Ernst 45.60; 44, Van Nortwick 46.87; 46, Gandhi 47.41; 47, Chaliparambil 49.10. 100 backstroke: 3, Leahy 1:14.07; 6, Graham 1:17.08; 9, Leu 1:17.83; 35, Voros 1:31.23; 49, Van Nortwick 1:43.73; 51, Chaliparamil 1:45.19. 200 backstroke: 3, Leu 2:42.09; 4, Graham 2:43.56; 6, Leahy 2:46.09. 50 breaststroke: 34, Gieseke 49.99; 37, Chaliparambil 52.87. 100 breaststroke: 5, Kinnear 1:26.76; 19, Leu 1:35.92; 23, O’Daffer 1:38.69; 42, Gieseke 1:50.73; 50, Gandhi 2:08.57. 200 breaststroke: 14, O’Daffer 3:34.99; 18, Van Nortwick 3:47.22. 50 butterfly: 1, Leachy 30.04; 2, Graham 31.59; 9, O’Daffer 35.99; 17, Voros 39.05; 28, Ernst 42.61; 36, Chaliparambil 49.58. 100 butterfly: 1, Kinnear 1:09.43; 16, Voros 1:29.02. 200 butterfly: 2, Kinnear 2:49.07; 4, Voros 3:13.25. 200 individual medley: 1, Kinnear 2:36.29; 6, Leu 2:46.01; 24, O’Daffer 3:01.95; 36, Ernst 3:20.63; 37, Van Nortwick 3:25.94. 400 individual medley: 1, Graham 5:38.10; 3, Leu 6:02.52. 12 & Under 400 freestyle: 2, Brandon Yue 5:46.73; 25, Sandor Voros 5:52.17. 13 & Over 50 freestyle: 8, Michael Cox 26.56; 9, Willy Matsuda (Best) 26.75; 10, Paul Jett 26.86 15, Austin Melody 27.93; 28, Ben Nussbaum 28.86; 32, 41, Connor Schwinn 30.29. 50 freestyle: 16, Kevin Hays 27.62; 33, Xavier Graham 28.72; 37, Jackson Berman 29.29; 54, Lucas Ung 30.53; 70, Jon Williams 31.79. 100 freestyle: 13, Jett 58.52; 19, Cox 59.21; 44, Malcolm Mitchell 1:01.38; 54, Connor Biehl 1:02.08; 57, Raymond Ha (King) 1:02.40; 61, Elliot Schwinn 1:02.95; 63, Hays 1:03.03; 66, Nolan Hoover 1:03.57; 68, Graham 1:04.08; 69, Connor Broughton 1:04.09; 85, C. Schwinn 1:06.09; 105, Alex Sun 1:09.43. 200 freestyle: 18, Jett 2:10.58; 22, Berman 2:12.01; 34, Broughton 2:16.91; 42, C. Schwinn 2:18.82; 4, Mitchell 2:19.15; 48, Biehl 2:21.14; 59, Ung 2:27.33; 6, Williams 2:29.88; 71, Sun 2:34.76; 74, Jeremy Bradford 2:41.89. 400 freestyle: 14, Berman 4:39.96; 15, E. Schwinn 4:40.39; 21, Broughton 4:43.46; 27, Mitchell 4:49.33; 28, Matsuda 4:51.44; 39, Hoover 5:03.11; 45, Williams 5:12.07. 1,500 freestyle: 13, Melody 19:00.28. 50 backstroke: 2, Hoover 31.85. 100 backstroke: 20, Cox 1:12.72; 34, Graham 1:15.73; 39, Ung 1:17.40; 57, Carter Ray 1:23.92; 64, Bradford 1:29.56. 200 backstroke: 8, Hoover 2:24.65; 14, Melody 2:30.33; 19, Jett 2:33.61; 23, Berman 2:34.80; 31, B. Nussbaum 2:37.13; 36, Biehl 2:40.09; 41, Graham 2:41.22; 44, Cox 2:42.20; 45, Peter Trahms 2:42.22; 48, E. Schwinn 2:43.91; 49, Ung 2:44.60; 52, C. Schwinn 2:45.42; 53, Keith Nussbaum 2:46.34; 58, Williams 2:58.53. 100 breaststoke: 3, Ha 1:13.12; 5, Melody 1:13.97 11, B. Nussbaum 1:16.11; 13, Trahms 1:17.49; 25, E. Schwinn 1:20.18; 26, Hays 1:20.30; 39, K. Nussbaum 1:23.44; 57, Berman 1:29.69. 200 breaststroke: 3,Ha 2:38.53; 5 Melody 2:42.32; 8, Trahms 2:45.76; 17, K. Nussbaum 2:54.36; 19, B. Nussbaum 2:54.52; 23, Broughton 2:55.75; 29, Jett 2:57.67; 30, Hays


2:58.94; 35, Mitchell 3:02.65; 39, Sun 3:03.37; 46, Cox 3:09.42; 50, Ung 3:16.00. 50 butterfly: 8, Hoover 30.22. 100 butterfly: 13, Matsuda 1:04.28; 19, Melody 1:06.28; 23, Ha 1:06.77; 26, Trahms 1:07.26; 29, Mitchell 1:08.08; 33, E. Schwinn 1:08.58; 37, Hoover 1:09.22; 43, Berman 1:09.98; 44, Hays 1:10.13; 49, K. Nussbaum 1:11.38; 50, Biehl 1:11.48; 51, Broughton 1:11.63; 65, Graham 1:13.93; 72, Williams 1:15.90; 85, Bradford 1:28.52. 200 butterfly: 15, Melody 2:27.69; 17, Berman 2:29.41; 25, Trahms 2:33.07; 26, Broughton 2:33.26; 28, Biehl 2:34.61; 29, K. Nussbaum 2:34.90; 31, Ha 2:35.66; 36, Williams 2:52.00. 200 individual medley: 17, Jett 2:29.21; 18, Matsuda 2:29.37; 21, B. Nussbaum 2:31.61; 22, Broughton 2:31.65; 26, Trahms 2:31.74; 27, Ha 2:31.87; 28, E. Schwinn 2:32.70; 31, Mitchell 2:34.51; 33, Biehl 2:34.51; 38, Cox 2:36.56; 39, K. Nussbaum 2:36.98; 53, Ung 2:42.85; 56, Hays 2:45.12. 400 individual medley: 9, E. Schwinn 5:12.02; 10, Berman 5:16.74; 13, Broughton 5:19.02; 14, B. Nussbaum 5:19.03; 16, Ha 5:19.82; 19, Hoover 5:21.83; 20, K. Nussbaum 5:22.21; 21, Mitchell 5:24.99; 31, C. Schwinn 5:39.21.

Midlakes Swim League June 23 A Division Meet MAPLE HILLS 355, ROLLING HILLS 344 GIRLS 8 & Under 100 medley relay: 2, Maple Hills (Olivia Briggs, Rachel Gallagher, Rylee Hardcastle, Elena Morgan) 2:17.11. 25 freestyle: 1, Shaye Agnew 18.02; 3, Madeleine Welch 22.37. 25 backstroke: 1, Gallagher 24.46; 3, Kailee Johnson 28.99. 25 breaststroke: 1, Agnew 25.65; 2, Olivia Coyne 30.82. 25 butterfly: 1, Agnew 19.82; 2, Makenna Vermeulen 25.63. 100 freestyle relay: 1, Maple Hills A (Gallagher, Welch, Coyne, Vermeulen) 1:32.38; 3, Maple Hills B (Julia Morgan, Sarah Peschek, Emma Tremblay, Kate Blauvelt) 1:58.49. 9-10 100 medley relay: 2, Maple Hills (Taylor Clay, Emma Ream, Lauren Klatt, Mary Russell) 1:24.54. 100 individual medley: 2, Clay 1:30.97. 50 freestyle: 3, Klatt 39.87. 50 backstroke: 1, Clay 40.02. 50 breaststroke: 2, Ream 51.60; 3, Klatt 51.68. 25 butterfly: 3, Russell 20.59. 200 freestyle relay: 2, Maple Hills (Ream, Lindsay Rau, Klatt, Clay) 2:46.69. 11-12 200 medley relay: 1, Maple Hills A (Grace Morford, Abigail Russell, Ellie Hohensinner, Amy Warmenhoven) 2:26.92; 3, Maple Hills B (Savannah Wentworth, Grace Blue, Hannah Wagner, Ashtin Luedtke) 2:47.06. 100 individual medley: 1, Hohensinner 1:10.78; 3, Morford 1:25.10. 50 freestyle: 2, Wentworth 34.52; 3, Rachel King 37.11. 50 backstroke: 1, Russell 38.71; 3, Rachel King 45.60. 50 breaststroke: 2, Russell 42.06; 3, Lydia Marsden 49.62. 50 butterfly: 1, Hohensinner 31.15; 3, Warmenhoven 37.03. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Maple Hills A (Morford, Russell, Warmenhoven, Hohensinner) 2:08.00; 3, Maple Hills B (King, Valerie Adams, Luedtke, Wentworth) 2:26.16. 13-14 200 medley relay: 3, Maple Hills (Bronte Watts, Marie Blue, Shirley Loetscher, Sabrina Sullivan) 2:44.89. 100 individual medley: 1, Cecilia Nelson 1:10.13. 50 freestyle: 1, Mackenna Briggs 26.65; 3, Blue 33.26. 50 backstroke: 1, Nelson 33.02; 3, Sophia Davis 37.00. 50 breaststroke; 2, Davis 41.04; 3, Sydney Dybing 43.65. 50 butterfly: 1, Briggs 28.91. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Maple Hills A (Nelson, Dybing, Davis, Briggs) 1:58.14; 3, Maple Hills B (Blue, Sullivan, Loetscher, Watts) 2:22.54. 15 & Over 200 medley relay: 2, Maple Hills (Ellie Hitchings, Amy Strohschein, Caitlin Duffner, Katie Nelson) 2:14.78. 100 individual medley: 2, Nelson 1:15.37. 100 freestyle: 2, Duffner 1:03.42; 3, Strohschein 1:07.44. 50 backstroke: 3, Amelia Davis 37.53. 50 breaststroke: 2, Strohschein 39.62. 50 butterfly: 1, Duffner 31.12; 3, Nelson 36.37. 200 freestyle relay: 2, Maple Hills (Nelson, Hitchings, Strohschein, Duffner) 2:04.34. BOYS 8 & Under 100 medley relay: 1, Maple Hills (Jack Davies, Ryan Morford, Charlie Arnold, Carter Dunn) 2:04.88. 25 freestyle: 2, Dunn 25.46. 25 backstroke: 1, Dunn 28.55; 3, Davies 30.34. 25 breaststroke: 1, Arnold 25.39. 25 butterfly: 1, Arnold 23.52; 3, Davies 37.83. 100 freestyle relay: 1, Maple Hills (Arnold, Morford, Davies, Dunn) 1:41.95. 9-10 100 medley relay: 2, Maple Hills A (Lars Clausen, Brandon Hardin, Kyle George, Robert Ashby) 1:33.62; 3, Maple Hills B (Warren Briggs, Andrew King, Payton Pacheo, Kaden Baird) 1:57.37. 100 individual medley: 1, George 1:49.67; 3, Pacheco 2:09.21. 50 freestyle: 2, George 40.46; 3, Clausen 40.53. 50 backstroke: 2, Briggs 57.79; 3, Ashby 1:00.69. 50 breaststroke: 2, Hardin 58.39; 3, Pacheco 58.52. 25 butterfly: 1, Hardin 21.30. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Maple Hills A (Hardin, Briggs, Clausen, George) 2:52.41; 3, Maple Hills B (Baird, Ethan Carter, King, Andrew Intonti) 3:23.95. 11-12 200 medley relay: 2, Maple Hills (David Rand, Daniel Kaiser, Brendan Welch, Marty Klatt) 3:03.87. 100 individual medley: 3, Rand 1:29.68. 50 freestyle: 2, Klatt 32.90. 50 backstroke: 2, Rand 40.77; 3, Welch 41.00. 50 breaststroke: 3, Kaiser 55.79. 200 freestyle relay: 3, Maple Hills (Rand, Kaiser, Klatt, Welch) 2:23.54. 13-14 200 medley relay: 1, Maple Hills (Nick Klatt, Tanner Evans, Joel Tinseth, Keenan McClanahan) 2:09.35. 100 individual medley: 1, Klatt 1:02.86; 2, McClanahan 1:11.10. 50 freestyle: 1, McClanahan 27.03. 50 backstroke: 1, Timothy Johnson 33.45; 3, Jake Smith 38.84. 50 breaststroke: 1, Johnson 39.72; 2, Evans 40.50. 50 butterfly: 1, Klatt 29.57; 2, Tinseth 32.91. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Maple Hills (Johnson, McClanahan, Tinseth, Klatt) 1:48.95. 15 & Over 200 medley relay: 1, Maple Hills (Logan Briggs, Kevin Hays, Kyle Nelson, Tucker Watts) 1:49.85. 100 individual medley: 3, Chase Onstot 1:05.39. 100 freestyle: 1, Briggs 49.51; 3, PJ Warmenhoven 56.6. 50 backstroke: 1, Onstot 26.69; 3, Nelson 31.11. 50 breaststroke: 1, Briggs 29.54; 2, Hays 30.11. 50 butterfly: 2, Hays 27.15; 3, Nelson 27.81. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Maple Hills A (Briggs, Nelson, Hays, Onstot) 1:38.23; 3, Maple Hills B (Warmenhoven, Joshua Johnson, Watts, Tyler Larson) 1:43.68.

first in the boys 8-11 division. In the girls 16-17 division, Sammie Pless, of Seattle, was first with an 80. She beat Chelsea Saelee, also of Seattle, by two strokes. Pless, who attends Holy Names, and Saelee, who attends Mercer Island, are two of the top players

in the state. Pless also finished first with a 73 June 27 at Jefferson Park. Two local girls also competed June 28 in the 16-17 division. Bryalynn Vowels, of Skyline, shot a 106 and placed ninth. Megan Wotherspoon, of Eastlake, was 10th with a 108. In the girls 12-13 division, Sarah Lawrence, of Duvall, was first with an 82. Fitzgibbons was fourth with a 92. Abigail Euyang, of Seattle, was first in the 8-11 division with a 47.


“We’re doing good, but we could do better in close games,” Mahovlich said.



the top of the seventh with a long double to the gap in right-center field. He later scored the goahead run on a Slesk two-out RBI double. Post 7 made it 4-2 when infielder Anthony Pitsch, who had been hit in the elbow with a pitch earlier, smashed a triple to deep center field to drive in Slesk.

Brandy Pugh Classic July 6 Lakeside will host the annual Brandy Pugh Memorial Classic July 6-11. Games will be played at Bannerwood and at Bellevue College. In the opening round, Lakeside plays Bellevue Honda at 8 p.m. at Bannerwood. Christopher Huber: 392-6434, ext. 242, or Comment at

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Information regarding this meeting may be obtained by contacting Gaila Gutierrez, Major Development Review Team (MDRT) at 1775 12th Ave NW, Issaquah; 425-8373414 or gailag@ci.issaquah. Published in The Issaquah Press on 7/06/11


CITY OF ISSAQUAH Public Hearing Notice File Nos. PLN11-00009, PLN11-00010 & PLN11-00011 Evergreen Academy

Notice is hereby given that the City of Issaquah Development Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing for July 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers of City Hall South, located at 135 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, for the following proposal: Ron Frederiksen, of Eastside Consultants, on behalf of John Richards, has submitted a Site Development Permit for the construction of a 10,770 sq. ft. Montessori School on a 1.5 acre vacant lot located behind the Spiritwood Assisted Care Facility at 3607 228th Avenue SE. The project will be a onestory building with parking at the front and side and a play area in the back. The project will require the crossing of a stream that is on site, and future access to the southern vacant lot will be provided. In addition to the Site Development Permit, the applicants are requesting an Administrative Adjustment of Landscape Standards to allow parking and paving within the north and south side setbacks and an Administrative Adjustment of Parking Standards to share 5 parking stalls with the adjacent property. A Lot Line Adjustment will also be required to modify the south property line. Pending $800,000 - $1,190,000 $574,900 $559,000 $465,000 $379,000

The project is located at 3601 228th Avenue SE. Those desiring to express their views or to be informed of the action taken on this application should attend the Public Hearing or notify the Planning Department by writing to PO Box 1307, Issaquah, WA 980271307. Plans are available for review at the City of Issaquah Planning Department, City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Avenue NW (adjacent to the Holiday Inn), Issaquah.

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02-2191 LEGAL NOTICE ISSAQUAH ROTARY CLUB NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE Soapbox Derby Race and Adaptive Cycling Demos Name of Function: Issaquah Rotary Challenge Day Race Activity: Soapbox Derby Race and Adaptive Cycling Demos Event Location and Parameters: 2nd Avenue S.E. between S.E. Andrews Street and S.E. Darst Street will be closed from 7:00 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Saturday, July 16, 2011to allow for the soapbox derby races. For more information, please contact Darrin Helfrecht at (206) 799-8772. Published in The Issaquah Press on 7/06/11 02-2198 LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF ISSAQUAH NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Urban Village Development Commission The Urban Village Development Commission will host the Land and Shore City Council Committee for a public meeting on Tuesday, July 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 NW Gilman Blvd. Dinner will be provided for Commission and Committee members from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. followed by a walking tour and discussion of the proposed Rowley Development Agreement.





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Leaders call for upgrading outmoded criminal filing system King County Council members last month introduced legislation to upgrade criminal justice technology, including the outdated mainframe computer used by the King County Prosecutor’s Office. “What do buying lattes at Starbucks, the Apple Macintosh, ‘The Cosby Show’ and the data system used by the Prosecutor’s Office all have in common? They were all introduced in 1984,” Councilman Bob Ferguson, chairman of the council’s Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee, said in a news release. “We heard in committee about the importance of updating PROMIS, which will have a positive impact on our entire criminal

justice system and help us do more with less.” The county budget required cuts in the criminal justice system in order to close a $60 million shortfall. In the budget, the council set aside a $1.5 million criminal justice reserve. The estimate to begin replacing PROMIS is $1.5 million — less than the previous price tag of more than $3 million. The system — Prosecutor Management Information System, or PROMIS — is 27 years old and prosecutors’ primary case-management system for criminal filings. Since PROMIS debuted in 1984, the Prosecutor’s Office’s criminal

caseload has tripled from about 3,700 filings per year to more than 10,000. PROMIS does not meet modern law practice standards and is unable to store and share records electronically. “PROMIS provides no useable data for me as a manager regarding how to deploy our scarce resources effectively, and it is functionally inadequate for the efficient operation of a modern law practice,” King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said in a news release. “We are operating in the 1980s from a technology standpoint. It is like our office is playing ‘Pong’ while the rest of the world has moved on to Xbox.”

FedEx delivers help to state park FedEx employees from Issaquah gathered at Lake Sammamish State Park on June 16 to help the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust restore important fish and wildlife habitat. The employees donated time and elbow grease as part of the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and volunteer efforts in local communities through the EarthSmart program. The volunteers, clad in purple FedEx T-shirts, planted native vegetation. They work at a distribution center in a commercial area adjacent to the state park. The effort is the latest collaboration between FedEx and the greenway. The organization received a $25,000 FedEx and National Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Partnership Grant in a special delivery June 6 to continue habitat restoration efforts in the 512-acre state park. The greenway stretches along Interstate 90 from the Seattle waterfront to Central Washington. The greenbelt links natural areas, farms, forests, communities, recreation opportunities and habitat for

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 •


Berry, picked

A BlackBerry was stolen from a backpack on the athletic fields at Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., June 20. The estimated loss is unknown.

Phantom credit A Sammamish woman contacted police June 21 after she received phone calls from creditors seeking payment for items purchased in her dead husband’s name. The man died in 2008, but she received calls for a GMC purchased in his name. The widow said neither she nor her husband had ever owned a GMC vehicle. The estimated loss is unknown.

Jeep jumped A window was broken on, and a backpack was stolen from, a Jeep parked in the 1800 block of 12th Avenue Northwest prior to 7 p.m. June 21. The estimated loss is $2,000.

Assault Police arrested a 37-year-old Issaquah man for assault and disorderly conduct in the 100 block of Front Street North at 11:48 p.m. June 21.

Driving under the influence Police arrested a juvenile for driving under the influence and

being a minor in physical control of a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol in the 4400 block of 190th Avenue Southeast at 2:18 a.m. June 22.

Assault Police arrested a 41-year-old Issaquah man for assault in the 500 block of East Sunset Way at 5:05 a.m. June 22.

Paper jam Police responded to a business in the 600 block of Front Street North at 5:06 p.m. June 22 after people attempted to steal a printer. The business manager stopped the suspects and recovered the printer. The suspects fled on foot.

Driving under the influence Police arrested a 45-year-old Issaquah man for driving under the influence near Issaquah-Pine Lake Road Southeast and Southeast 37th Place on June 22. The man admitted to drinking several beers, but denied being too drunk to drive. Police then administered field sobriety tests. After the office explained the instructions for a test, the man said, “I couldn’t do that if I was sober.” Police also located a pipe used to smoke marijuana during a search of the vehicle.

Bagged A bag was stolen from a vehicle


parked in the 4300 block of 189th Avenue Southeast prior to 8:47 a.m. June 23. The estimated loss is unknown.

Up in smoke An ashtray was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 4500 block of 185th Avenue Southeast prior to 4:23 p.m. June 23. The estimated loss is unknown.

Arrest Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 9:27 p.m. June 23 and arrested a 26-year-old Sammamish man for theft. The estimated loss is unknown.

Movie night A DVD player and a portable generator were stolen from a residence in the 600 block of 213t Place Northwest prior to June 24. The estimated loss is unknown.

Chop shop Tires were stolen from a vehicle parked in the lot at Madison Sammamish Apartments, 3070 230th Lane S.E., prior to June 20. The estimated loss is unknown.

Checkmate A check was stolen from a mailbox in the 24000 block of Southeast 10th Court prior to June 24. The estimated loss is unknown. The Press publishes names of those arrested for DUI and those charged with felony crimes. Information comes directly from local police reports.


FedEx employees restore habitat at Lake Sammamish. wildlife. Through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, FedEx awarded grants to local nonprofit organizations in Seattle and 11 other cities across the United States.

School district recalls teachers, sets course around pay cuts Issaquah School District administrators have recalled 35 of the 36 teachers it laid off in May. The 36th teacher decided to move and declined the recall. Superintendent Steve Rasmussen also announced that teachers could avoid the state Legislature’s cuts of 1.9 percent to their base salaries. District teachers have the opportunity to earn back the 1.9 percent decrease in the state-salary schedule through an increase in their Professional Growth Incentive Fund and 10 available professional-development hours. The measurement is the opposite of a furlough. Instead of working less for less pay, teachers will work more to keep their salaries stable. The money paying for the salaries comes from a variety of sources, including voter-approved increased levy dollars, operational efficiencies, decreased nonclassroom service levels — such as streamlined bus routes — utilization of reserve funds, increased fees for families, reallocation of overload funding, and continued reliance on organizations such as the PTSA and Issaquah School Foundation to help fund critical district and school-level purchases.

Issaquah School Board candidate drops out Issaquah School Board member Suzanne Weaver faces one less challenger in the race for re-election, after a candidate dropped out of the race. Initially, the race for the Director District No. 5 seat included Weaver, Joseph Arnaud and Issaquah resident Brian Neville. In filing information, Arnaud listed a Maple Valley address near Tahoma High School, in the neighboring Tahoma School District. Candidates for the Issaquah School Board must reside in the area they seek to represent. Candidates could withdraw from local races until June 16. Weaver, a Sammamish resident, has served on the board since January 2007. Director District No. 5 encompasses North Issaquah and part of Sammamish.

Issaquah School District voters face a choice between Weaver and Neville on the November ballot. The district includes 98,660 residents in a region from Preston to Newcastle, and from Sammamish to Renton.

County employees aid disaster victims across Pacific King County employees donated more than 8,100 hours of accrued leave to disaster victims in Japan and New Zealand. The county converted leave from 458 employees into a $286,815 cash donation to the American Red Cross for continuing earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. “This outpouring of support for our neighbors across the Pacific is another example of the determination to make a difference,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said in a statement. “I am so proud of King County employees for donating their hard-earned leave to help the people of Japan and New Zealand as they continue to recover from these tragic events.” Constantine authorized the leave donation program in March, shortly after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan. Because that disaster followed a major earthquake in New Zealand, the county opted to combine efforts and help the victims of both disasters. The county enacted a similar donation program after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Following that disaster, 367 employees donated more than 5,500 hours of leave, or almost $200,000 for Global Impact, a federation of 55 international aid agencies.

County honors landfill for pollution prevention King County environmental officials honored the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for spotless wastewater discharge records last year. The landfill and five companies earned Commitment-toCompliance Awards for meeting discharge permit standards every month for five consecutive years and recording no violations of any kind. The county announced the awards April 27.

Since 1969, the Industrial Waste Program has required many companies to pretreat wastewater before discharging the material into the sewer. Besides regulatory enforcement, the program serves as a resource for businesses by supporting permit compliance efforts and educating entrepreneurs about pollution prevention, waste reduction and water conservation. In addition, the Industrial Waste Program presented a Gold Award to 45 companies for meeting wastewater discharge regulations every month last year, and 18 companies earned a Silver Award for having no King County monitoring discharge violations last year. The landfill — on 920 acres in unincorporated King County between Issaquah and Maple Valley — also received kudos from the Industrial Waste Program on May 5. The county Solid Waste Division operates the landfill.

State reduces paper use, saves stack taller than Space Needle The state Department of Licensing has saved enough paper during the past year to amount to a stack twice as tall as the 605-foot Space Needle. Nearly 400,000 Washingtonians signed up for email car tab renewal reminders, and then used a couple of mouse clicks from home to renew. The email reminders represent a large-scale effort by the licensing agency to reduce costs. The agency estimates sending paper renewal notices cost the state about $3.5 million per year. Though the agency does not have any plans to stop sending car renewal reminders by mail to people not signed up for email alerts, officials stopped mailing all boat renewal reminders last year. Sign up for email renewals at The agency has also expanded online offerings for citizens, reducing or eliminating the need for people to travel to a driver’s licensing office. Statewide, about 220,000 people renewed driver’s licenses online last year, and the number of people requesting driving records or using other online services has skyrocketed in the past year.

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By Emily Baer Issaquah Press intern

JULY ArtEAST presents its Collective Works exhibit “High Jinks,” exploring the lighter side of life, through July 31 at its Art Center and Up Front Gallery, 95 Front St. N. Call 392-3191 or go to Anna Vasilevskaya, 7-10 p.m., Vino Bella Concerts in the Park: Crème Tangerine, 6:308 p.m., Pine Lake Park, Sammamish Panama, a Rock ’n Reunion Show, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Field of Champions Sports Bar & Grill, 385 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

Fridays in the Living Room with Gail Pettis, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $20 Sea-Town Rhythm and Blues, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella Concerts on the Green: The Fabulous Roof Shakers, 7-8:30 p.m., community center


Pearl Django, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $20 Quiet Fire, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella

Issaquah History Museum presents Messenger of Peace, 11 a.m., Train Depot Museum, 50 Rainier Blvd. @five, 8-11 p.m., Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

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With a quick flip of the wrist, Austin Siedentopf slammed his wallet shut to extinguish the flames shooting out from his billfold. “Sorry, it’s a bit singed,” the teen actor on the PBS television show “Biz Kid$” — and magician in Austin Siedentopf his spare time — said as he offered up his business card. A 19-year-old Issaquah native, Siedentopf has been a lead actor on the educational PBS program since he was a ninthgrader at the Pacific Cascade Freshmen Campus. This year, Siedentopf will act in the show’s fifth and final season. “Biz Kid$” is a fast-paced, quippy, “Bill Nye, the Science Guy”-esque show that aims to teach entrepreneurship and financial literacy to youth. Each show features a kid entrepreneur and the story behind the success of his or her business. It’s not surprising that the program follows the same basic format as the renowned science show starring Nye. Erren Gotlieb and James Mckenna are the executive producers of both shows. ‘Sort of a fall guy’ Biz Kid$ has aired in 98 percent of the country and has been broadcast to more than 108 million households. It won a Daytime Emmy Award for Main Title and Graphic Design in 2009 and has recently been nominated for two more, in the Di-

recting, Single Camera Photography and Sound Editing categories. The show also won an award in 2009 from the Environmental Media Association for an episode that created an earth-friendly business model. Siedentopf is one of 10 young adult cast members who act out various scripts and characters in order to engage preteen viewers in business education. “I play myself — or a character of myself — in that I’m often sort of a fall guy,” Siedentopf said of his role on the show. “I often have a big idea that’s stupid and it comes back to bite me.” Siedentopf’s portfolio of character roles on Biz Kid$ includes a construction worker, a pilot, a rock star, a cowboy, the tooth fairy, a time traveling paramedic and his mother’s personal favorite, “The Twilight Zone’s” Rod Serling. “He’s a good character actor,” Jean Buckner, Austin’s mother, said. “Most of the time when somebody’s being made fun of on the show, it’s Austin. He’s always the one with the pie in the face.” While Siedentopf’s charred business card says “actor, filmmaker,” it fails to mention that he is also an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, a Junior Achievement representative, the assistant director of The Daily’s Double Shot news program at the UW and a magician. Acting for Biz Kid$, in addition to managing a full course load and extracurricular interests, has not been easy. “It’s pretty rigorous — I’m probably going to be working 40-hour workweeks,” he said. “But it’s totally worth it.” When asked how she and her husband support their son as an actor and college


Austin Siedentopf (left), Issaquah High School graduate and University of Washington student, stars in a scene from PBS’s ‘Biz Kid$’ with the image of Pat Cashman. student, Buckner replied that Austin doesn’t require a lot of help. “Pretty much we get out of his way,” Buckner said. “He’s an independent fella. We’re always there to do what we need to do.” ‘A consummate actor’ Executive producer of the show Jamie Hammond spoke highly of Siedentopf’s ability to portray many different characters, the “genuine energy” he brings to the set and his growth as an actor. “He’s just really developed into a consummate actor,” Hammond said. “His sense of timing for comedy has gotten really honed. I’m sure he’ll continue to grow.” While Siedentopf enjoys acting and calls Biz Kid$ a “gift from the heavens,” he said he has become increasingly interested in directing, broadcast journalism and attending graduate film school. Buckner said that she’s glad her son is using his experience to look into careers in front of and behind the camera. “He’s looking at this from a creative

perspective, a business perspective and an academic perspective,” she said. Siedentopf found his passion for the stage at Issaquah Middle School, where he acted in school plays. He took some acting classes at Village Theatre and was involved with the drama club at Issaquah High School. “All of the greatest actors are very smart and they’re sharp,” he said. “You have to keep that tool fresh, and Issaquah High School provided a very rigorous academic environment for me.” He is debating between majoring in psychology or communications at the University of Washington. As for his enthusiasm for magic, Siedentopf said he will continue to put on magic shows in his spare time. “I think that I’m going to stick to magic as a hobby,” he said. “Perhaps a hobby that could potentially make some money for groceries in grad school if I perform at bars or get gigs in restaurants.” Emily Baer: 392-6434 or Comment at

Max’s World Take Out has tiny menu, a world of tastes Restaurant reviews are a regular feature of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals.

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OPPORTUNITY ArtEAST seeks submissions for two art shows. “Driven To Abstraction,” from Sept. 2-24, seeks abstract expressionist submissions in all mediums. Deadline is July 10. RecyclArt, from Sept. 30 through Oct. 30, seeks recycled art in any medium. Submission deadline is Aug. 10; email Learn specifics at

Bing Crosby film series wraps July 9 Washingtonian Bing Crosby is the focus as the popular Films @ the Train Depot! series concludes. “The Country Girl” plays at the depot July 9. The film starts at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency 4Culture.

Max’s World Take Out has as much personality as its owner and chef, Edna Noronha. After all, she named her small restaurant and catering business after her German shepherd, of and with whom she has professionally photographed pictures hanging on her walls. Though Max’s menu is limited to a dozen or so items, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in flavor, variety, flavor and did I mention flavor yet? Not the overwhelming, gluttonous kind, though. No, a light, perfect contrast of spices and textures. All of Max’s food is fresh, preservative free and prepared from scratch, right down to the tortilla chips. Originally from Goa, in the southwestern part of India, Edna blends Indian, Korean, Portuguese, American and Goan influences with almost scientific precision. Fortunately for Issaquah residents, Edna wasn’t satisfied with a master’s degree in business administration and returned to school at age 41 — this time to the esteemed Culinary Institute of Amer-

ica in New York. It was there that she mastered her craft, though many of her creations are recipes passed down from her mother that she has tweaked to taste. The chicken tikka masala is both delicious and refreshing. It’s your standard Indian curry dish, but Max’s rendition is anything but standard. Squarish chunks of tender chicken and slices of soft potato absorb the cumin-dosed, creamy curry sauce that envelops them. Edna departs from the curry’s typical coconut base, opting instead for cream. Despite the lush ingredients, the tikka masala is more sundress than wool coat in terms of heft. The African chicken is succulent and spiced appropriately. Buy the whole breast instead of the half and use your leftovers for taco meat. Max’s chicken curry is similar in texture to the tikka masala, but not at all in flavor. Let’s just call it tikka masala’s deviant twin. Upon first hitting the tongue, the coconut milk base exudes a warm sweetness. Soon the spice kicks in, electrifying the combination of spices. Most dishes can be made mild or spicy. I, being the spice wuss that I am, opted for mild. But not to worry, tamale lovers, Edna knows hot. If you’re too macho for her spicy dishes on their own, she has created a piquant

sauce that can be added to any meal. The fish taco dish, made with wild Alaskan cod and coleslaw, is a must-try simply for its Pacific Northwest feel. From the perspective of a friend with a more reasonable zest tolerance, “They’ve got a little heat.” Max’s coleslaw, a popular side, goes well with the cod. It’s a bit sweet, tangy and sprightly. As if you hadn’t already guessed, the tortillas are homemade. “Honey, do you want rice with that? OK, good.” Edna suggests a side of basmati rice in her sassy accent (Is it Hindi, Portuguese or a Goan dialect? Or maybe a combination? I don’t know.) for most dishes. The inherently light basmati grains are infused with what tastes like fresh lime. Good ol’ American-food-lovin’ picky eaters shouldn’t be deterred. Max’s offers wild Alaskan cod fish ‘n’ chips. The fish is light and crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. The chips are, well, fries. Max’s menu includes a beef dish for extreme carnivores as well as vegan and vegetarian options, “but not just dishes thrown in a pan like other restaurants — real vegetarian,” Edna said. The menu changes periodically as Edna experiments with new flavor and texture combinations. Main dishes average $12. Let’s be real, though, you’ll spend at least that much

IF YOU GO Max’s World Take Out 212 Front St. N. 391-8002 Find the restaurant on Facebook. Search for “Max’s World Take Out.” Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.

anywhere but a fast food restaurant, and anywhere can’t compare. Max’s table space is undeniably tiny so you have a decision to make. Option one, you can dine in the venue and be served by Edna herself, possibly in a kitchen-side table. If you couldn’t tell already, Edna is quite talkative and loves to converse with her customers about the career — or is it hobby? — she loves. Option two, you can bring your take out to a Lake Sammamish State Park picnic table, your backyard or some other beautiful Issaquah spot. You can’t miss Max’s red-and-yellow sign located on Front Street. Really, don’t miss out. Emily Baer: 392-6434 or Comment at

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Discover features for health and wellness, learning opportunities and community philanthropy: C2: Local artists’ works adorn hospital walls Hospital prepares to welcome bundles of joy C3: Fundraising effort enlists community’s help Community can learn tips for a healthier life C4: Track Swedish/Issaquah’s construction in photos C8: Residents shape hospital’s amenities

Swedish/Issaquah Swedish/Issaquah opens July 14 after 22 months of construction and $365 million. Swedish Medical Center, a 101-year-old nonprofit hospital system, is preparing to cut the ribbon on the Eastside’s first new hospital since 1972. Community members can peek inside Swedish/Issaquah at a public celebration and open house July 9.


Hospital names ‘dynamic leader’ as chief of staff By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Dr. Lily JungHenson built a national reputation as a multiple sclerosis expert as innovations in treatment transformed the disease from a death sentence to a more manageable condition. The longtime neurologist chose the specialty due in part to the challenge as neurology and treatments evolve. Now, JungHenson is about to embark on another challenge as chief of staff at Swedish/Issaquah. “I’m a big fan of Swedish. It’s evolved into a health-care system that really cares about patients. It’s not just lip service,” she said. “There are a lot of people in leadership positions who want to do the right thing and who are very motivated.” JungHenson, a Mercer Island resident, is responsible for leading the 200-member medical staff. The chief of staff is responsible for procedures, such as credentialing — evaluating qualifications and practice history — for medical staff members, and ensuring physicians and other health-care professionals gel as a team. (The staff is expected to include about 200 physicians after the entire hospital comes online in November.) Dr. John Milne, vice president of medical affairs for Swedish/Issaquah and the emergency and ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek, said leaders chose JungHenson because she has exceptional people skills. “Lily, from my perspective, is a passion-


Ava Frisinger

Dr. Kristen Austin

Dr. Kristen Austin, a longtime obstetrician-gynecologist, specializes in urogynecology — a surgical subspecialty of urology and gynecology — and receives a boost from robots to perform some procedures. Austin is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Alexis Falicov is proficient in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and American Sign Language, but at Swedish Medical Center, the board-certified orthopedic surgeon is known for proficiency in spinerelated issues.

Dr.Alexis Falicov BY GREG FARRAR

Dr. Lily JungHenson (left) and Anna Jung, 86, arrive at Swedish/Issaquah on June 30 so the chief of staff’s proud mother can visit her daughter’s new office. ate, dynamic leader, and is really someone who has the ability to engage, inspire and energize staff,” he said. The modern hospital, much like MS treatments, has evolved since JungHenson started practicing medicine. For patients, earlier MS diagnoses lead to improved outcomes for patients. Swedish/Issaquah, hospital executives said in introducing the facility to the com-

munity, is meant to do the same for health care. “It’s about efficiency. It’s about my patients not having to go halfway across town to access the care that they need. I can just walk down the hall and say, ‘Hey, Dr. Soand-so, would you mind seeing my paSee CHIEF, Page C7

Dr. Howard Lewis

Dr. Howard Lewis serves as the executive director at the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute. The interventional cardiologist specializes in treating cardiovascular disease. Lewis is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology.


Swedish Medical Center: A great fit for Issaquah


s the entire region will soon enjoy the expanded medical care offered by Swedish/Issaquah, our city has much more to celebrate: a great fit with this community. Some benefits are obvious. We now have a state-of-the-art hospital and medical campus that offers emergency services, a highly advanced cancer center and an impressive list of specialtycare services — all here in our backyard. Swedish, however, provides plenty of additional perks for Issaquah. The

healthcare provider consistently advocates for healthier lifestyles, which fits well with our active, outdoor-oriented community. The nonprofit organization is also very much in sync with Public Health – Seattle & King County. Both organizations aim to educate the public that “health” is not merely the absence of illness, but is rather a longer, more enjoyable life. Look soon for Swedish’s great variety of free or low-cost classes regarding vital health topics here in Issaquah. Swedish/Issaquah is also the most en-

ergy-efficient medical complex in the region. Such a commitment to sustainability mirrors the city’s efforts to spearhead several ultra-“green” projects, including the zero-energy zHome and the Maple Street Fire Station. In addition, the medical campus will undoubtedly boost our economic vitality. A new café, pharmacy and retail shops are all located on site. In total, more than 900 employees from Swedish and its affiliates will soon be a part of the growing Issaquah Highlands workforce by the end of the year. Even our art community will benefit

from the new campus. A large collection is featured on site, including several works that depict Issaquah themes. As Swedish advocates: “art heals.” The healthcare provider is also a proven community partner. Swedish is already a sponsor of several events and organizations, including Salmon Days, the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, Issaquah Schools Foundation, Friends of Youth and the Rotary Club of Issaquah. Welcome, Swedish. You’ve found a great home here in Issaquah. Ava Frisinger is the mayor of Issaquah.

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Hospital artwork is designed to heal, nurture Committee worked to find local artists of all ages for collection By Emily Baer Issaquah Press intern wedish/Issaquah will continue the medical center’s lauded promotion of healing through art. The new hospital features approximately 200 pieces by more than 60 Northwest artists — several of them from the Eastside — in the medical office building and emergency room. “When patients become absorbed in a work of art, their bodies’ physiology actually changes, moving from sensations of stress and fear to feelings of relaxation and hope,” according to Swedish/Issaquah’s website. “It’s pretty simple — art does heal,” volunteer chairwoman of the Art Committee Joyce Turner said. “It humanizes what could be a dehumanizing environment.”


A history and culture of art Swedish Medical Center has embodied that philosophy since the 1960s, when then-Surgeon Medical Director and CEO Allan Lobb decided to incorporate art into the culture of the hospital. Turner assumed Lobb’s artistic role when he retired in 1988. She has been adorning the walls and spaces of Swedish facilities ever since. The medical center’s art portfolio now numbers in the 2,000s. The search for the Issaquah campus’s collection began with an art committee of 15 hospital staff and community members,

Turner said. They were charged with supporting an environment associated with the hospital’s overarching theme of “nature, nurture and community.” The committee structure was key to creating a collection with a personality that befits the community in which the hospital is situated. From there, members of the committee visited galleries seeking the works of Northwest artists that reflected the “nature, nurture and community” theme. These art lovers and connoisseurs brought their chosen pieces of art to the entire group for review. The result is what Turner calls “an eclectic collection” of sculpture, metal and wood, oil and caustic paintings, watercolor and fine prints. “Some people will hate some of it, some people will love it all,” Turner said. “When you have a large committee you do have people with different tastes, but it kind of all balances out.” Healing, engagement and distraction That’s the beauty of art, she said. One piece may spark a host of opinions, but each piece is meant to provoke thought in all its viewers. “It’s all about healing and an engagement,” she said. “And a distraction for people.” The Swedish/Issaquah collection will also incorporate 17 works by 34 children and young adults from the Eastside. The art committee communicated a request for young artists from the Issaquah School District and recruited Brooke Kempner to create final products out of the students’ work. A great example of Kempner’s and the children’s work is “Horse Joy,” a collage of eight students’ drawings of a horse. Swedish’s extensive art collection is financed by donations, gifts to the Art Endowment Fund and 1 percent of all construction costs. According to the Washington State Arts Commission website, the state enacted a law in 1974 requiring 0.5 percent of construction costs for any public place to pay for the acquisition of art. King County, in fact, had established a similar ordinance the year before that required 1 percent of public place construction costs to be set aside for art. Swedish had been including art into its building costs since the 1960s. “Swedish kind of made incorporating art the norm,” Turner said. “After the state policy was passed, other private nonprofits began following suit.” The Swedish/Issaquah art committee collaborated with artEAST, a nonprofit visual arts organization with the mission of supporting the community’s artists, to find local artists to contribute to the collection. “Our role was to gather portfolios for Swedish to introduce them to additional Issaquah/Sammamish and area artists they might not otherwise be familiar with,” artEAST Executive Director Karen Abel said. “ArtEAST membership consists of 200 artists and art supporters, so we had a wider contact list than they did.” Pieces are life-affirming, an escape Several of the local artists Swedish/Issaquah features are passionate about the role of art in public spaces and its healing power in a medical setting. Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, an acrylic painter based in Issaquah, knows the value of art in

hospital settings well. She spent the last seven months of her husband’s life in the University of Washington hospital. Richard Fairbanks was a well-known potter who had dedicated his life to creating art. “One of the things we did in the evening was take him around to look at the artwork, to get out of the sterile room,” Parker-Fairbanks said. “I hung one of my flower paintings in his room and the doctors all came and looked at it. It gave them a pause from their work.” Her piece, “Bucharest Bouquet,” of a blueand-white vase holding pale yellow sunflowers on a multishaded blue background has been moved from the Lake Sammamish Swedish campus to the new Issaquah campus. Redmond painter Susan Melrath, an artist who Swedish Art Program Manager Nancy Stoaks called an exciting new addition to the collection, was surprised by the hospital’s choice of her work. “I heard that hospitals didn’t buy pieces with red in them,” she said. The art committee purchased Melrath’s “Crimson Kiss,” a large flower of myriad brilliant reds. “I asked them why they bought that piece,” Melrath said. “They said it’s life affirming. I think that’s true about my work.” Another Issaquah artist Stoaks said she is looking forward to featuring, Ricco di Stefano, said he creates paintings of “nondescript locations that people can project their own places onto.” Di Stefano’s depiction of a nonspecific farm, “Morning Mist,” is an expression of a memory of a feeling he had. “People seem to go home in my paintings,” di Stefano said. “They find a place that makes them happy. They escape.”


“It’s pretty simple — art does heal. It humanizes what could be a dehumanizing environment.” JOYCE TURNER Art Committee volunteer chairwoman


‘Art is a bare necessity’ Paul Vexler, a Snohomish artist whose “Big Suspended Six Inch Closed Knot” is on display in the atrium entry of the hospital, spoke about the importance of art in public places. “I think that it’s a reminder that, well, buildings are more than places to work in, to get well in, to live in,” he said. “There is more to life than the bare necessities, or maybe art is a bare necessity.” Sammamish artist and framer David Allison said his Swedish pieces, “Monument,” “Plowing at Dawn” and “Summer Green,” speak to the area, its farms and its natural history. “I think art can have a healing presence,” Allison said. “People come through hospitals needing health and needing peace. Art supplies a lot of that.” Vashon Island sculptor Julie Speidel’s blue copper, almost Picasso-esque sculpture “Anahit” is in one of the hospital’s courtyards. In all her work, Speidel captures the beautiful and the mysterious. She referenced an Albert Einstein quote to explain her proclivity for mystery — “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” “Art is powerful and mysterious,” she added. “ It’s wonderful if you can feel that going into a hospital. I think that art allows you to tap into beauty and beauty is healing.” Emily Baer: 392-6434, or Comment at

At left: ‘Anahit’ by Julie Speidel. Top right: ‘Horse Joy’ compiled by Brooke Kempner, from youth artists Emma Brenchley, Quinn Burford, Gage Hawkins, Megan Namba, Mallory Pare, Katie Pippel, Benjamin Vandehey and Chirag Vedullapalli. Middle right: ‘Bucharest Bouquet’ by Dixie Parker-Fairbanks. Bottom right: ‘Crimson Kiss’ by Susan Melrath

Childbirth center offers ‘welcoming, homelike atmosphere’ By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter Little fingers and little toes will soon be a common sight at Swedish/Issaquah hospital. The new childbirth center will have eight labor, delivery and recovery rooms, each with its own Jacuzzi and foldout couch for napping partners. Two operating rooms are available in the labor, delivery and recovery section in case the mother needs a Caesarean section. Once a baby is born, the mother and infant will be taken across the window-filled hallway to the postpartum unit, where she and her partner will learn about baby be-

havior, such as feeding cues, and have the opportunity to ask nurses questions about the newest member of the family. Having a childbirth center is integral to any hospital, according to Penny Simkin, physical therapist, doula, Seattle childbirth educator and author. “I think that from a business point of view it makes a lot of sense for a hospital to have a birthing center,” Simkin said. “It’s the first association that healthy young people have with a hospital when they’re giving birth, and if it’s a positive experience they’ll go back there in other realms.” When an expecting mother first comes into Swedish/Issaquah,

hospital staff members will direct her to a triage bed. Medical professionals will examine the mother-to-be, and move her to a labor, delivery and recovery room if she is in labor. The rooms are 471 square feet, including the bathroom. “We want it to be a very warm and welcoming homelike atmosphere where patients and families can be as comfortable as possible, but still have the technology available if they are experiencing any kind of complications,” Wendy Colgan, inpatient nurse manager of obstetrics and pediatrics, said. Some childbirth centers have Jacuzzi tubs in the bathroom, but Swedish/Issaquah put the tubs in

the main room, so family members can be together with the pregnant woman. Studies have shown that offering hot water baths, more technically called hydrotherapy in labor, helps most women during labor. In a 2004 paper she co-authored with April Bolding in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, Simkin noted that women who immerse themselves in water deep enough to cover their abdomen often find enhanced relaxation, reduced labor pain and better labor progress. “Having water available in labor is a wonderful way to help a woman relax and to help her deal with the pain of labor,” Simkin

said. “A roomy tub is very desirable. A tiny little home-type bath doesn’t allow people to stretch out and enjoy the water.” Between 15 and 20 obstetricians will be on staff at Swedish/Issaquah, as well as family-practice physicians who have obstetrician privileges and certified nurse-midwives. Depending on their needs, the mother and child, or children, could have varying lengths of stay at the hospital. Women who give birth vaginally usually stay for between 24 and 48 hours, Colgan said. Women who get Csections typically stay at least 72 hours. In addition to the eight labor,

delivery and recovery rooms and the postpartum unit, Swedish/Issaquah will have eight pediatric beds that will open Nov. 1 during the hospital’s second phase. Children who have medical issues, such as those fighting a respiratory infection or having their appendix removed, can stay at the pediatric unit. Children with more acute medical problems will likely go to Seattle Children’s. “We are very proud that we can provide pediatrics care in the community so they’re not having to travel into Seattle,” Colgan said. Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 241, or Comment at

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Health education for community is a priority By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter

By Tim Pfarr Issaquah Press reporter As the lights come on at Swedish/Issaquah and the hospital comes to life, the facility will begin working toward its true purpose: serving patients. However, for the nonprofit Swedish Medical Center, some of the most revered services to be offered in Issaquah will rely on donor and volunteer support. Swedish has collected more than $900,000 in donations for the Issaquah hospital, and the money collected will fund services within the Swedish Cancer Institute, Women & Children Services — including labor and delivery — and pediatrics. Donations are also used to cover miscellaneous needs throughout the hospital. “Where philanthropy is going to be really important is supporting aspects of the patient experience,” said Maggie Angle, Swedish director of major gifts. “We call it the margin of excellence. The hospital operates at an excellent level on its own, but when philanthropy comes in, it makes it extraordinary.” The Cancer Institute — on the HOW TO HELP ground floor of the facility — is an Donate to the outpatient clinic. Funds from the campaign will provide patients Campaign for Swedish with access to social workers, an Go to www.campaignforeducation resource center and and click “Donate.” other support systems. You can donate to specific servicSwedish has not yet started aces in the hospital or allow cepting gifts for Women & Children Swedish to use the funds where Services or its pediatrics unit; Angle said it has not pinpointed fundthey are needed most. ing needs in those areas. However, once donation mechaVolunteer at Swedish/Issaquah nisms are in place, contributions Go to will fund things such as child life, who work closely with teer or call 313-2300 after July 9. young patients to abate the stress of hospital visits. Several Issaquah and SamJoin the Swedish/Issaquah mamish residents also banded toPediatric Guild gether to create the Swedish/IsCall Swedish Director of Major saquah Pediatric Guild. The guild Gifts Maggie Angle at 206-386started by fundraising and spread6770. ing the word about services the facility will offer. “I’m emotionally and passionately connected to the pediatric services at Swedish,” guild member Kristen Wehrman said. She said her 10-year-old son underwent two surgeries with Swedish doctors, and the unique programs the donations support are what keep the nonprofit a step ahead of its competitors. “That’s what makes those patients smile and want to come back to Swedish,” she said. The guild has five members, who will have an informational booth at the July 9 opening celebration. Wehrman said guild members would also volunteer in the hospital this fall. Volunteer opportunities will start at Swedish/Issaquah with the July 14 grand opening, although op-


From left, Tucker Wehrman, 6, Finley Wehrman, 3, Skylar Shetterly, 8, Connor Shetterly, 12, and Logan Wehrman, 10, sell snacks to benefit the Swedish/Issaquah Pediatric Guild.


“The hospital operates at an excellent level on its own, but when philanthropy comes in, it makes it extraordinary.” MAGGIE ANGLE Swedish Medical Center director of major gifts


portunities will be more extensive after the secondphase opening in the fall, Volunteer Coordinator Pinky Herrera said. Opportunities this summer will be mostly limited to transporting patients, such as those in wheelchairs. Swedish Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Don Theophilus said it has been exciting building a donor and volunteer base in Issaquah. “Fundraising’s important for any facility, but in particular when you are ‘new to the community,’” he said. “You want to engage community members in their new hospital.” Swedish launched its philanthropic Campaign for Swedish in 2007, setting a goal of raising $100 million to increase services for its patients. It has since raised more than $76 million. Tim Pfarr: 392-6434, ext. 239, or Comment at

How should teenagers educate themselves about babysitting? What facts should people know about joint replacement surgery? The Swedish/Issaquah hospital staff will answer these questions and more through the programming at its new education center. The new hospital has several conference rooms available not only for community education but also for community group use. All of the conference rooms at Swedish/Issaquah are audio and video ready with presentation tools including projectors, screens and sound systems. The rooms will not have computers available for public use until Phase 2 opens Nov. 1. Historically, Swedish offered its community education classes — some of them free, others with a fee for instruction and materials — at its Sammamish campus near Pine Lake. “We are expanding those services based on space and community need,” Sara Rigel, Swedish manager of patient education and community health, said. Classes will span every age and include topics such as baby sign language; growing up male and growing up female puberty; getting rid of back pain; and WHAT TO KNOW what’s new in treating Register for classes online at heart problems. Click While some classes last on “complete listing of classes” only one day, such as the $40 “Safe Sitter” class ofand then select “Eastside.” Or call fered at Swedish/Issaquah the James Douglas Health on Aug. 10, other classes Education Center at First Hill at last several weeks, such as 206-386-2502. Some classes are the $147, four-session “Hop free; others have a nominal fee. to Signaroo Baby Sign Language” class starting Aug. 2. Subscribe to the quarterly newsletCommunity members can ter HealthWatch by emailing corpoalso find listings of the classes in Swedish’s quarand asking for the Eastside edition. terly newsletter, HealthWatch. Once the hospital is running smoothly, administrators plan to start a yoga studio in Swedish/Issaquah’s flex space, Rigel said. All of the classes allow the public to use Swedish as a resource. “The focus is community health education,” Rigel said. “It’s to help people learn more about their health and health care, to prevent disease and live a healthier life, and manage those conditions that they have.” Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext, 241, or Comment at

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Construction started on Swedish/Issaquah in August 2009. Gov. Chris Gregoire, Mayor Ava Frisinger and hospital executives gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony in October 2009. Crews added the last steel beam to the medical office building skeleton in August 2010. Major construction wrapped in June 2011. Community members can see the completed hospital at Highlands Day on July 9, or after opening day, July 14.

Top: The construction site in the Issaquah Highlands in February 2010. At left: Leaders, including Gov. Chris Gregoire and Mayor Ava Frisinger, turn dirt in October 2009. Above: Carpenters work during March 2011.

Above left: Shanthi Pathi, project assistant for Sellen Construction, smiles after adding her signature to others in August 2010 on the final structural steel beam. Above right: Construction workers look on as the final structural steel beam is raised in August 2010. At right: The north wall of Swedish/Issaquah is almost finished in March 2011.

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At left: Massive amounts of heated and chilled water flow in a maze of pipes inside the central utility plant. Above: Swedish/Issaquah surgery support staff members arrive at the west entrance the morning of June 13, for their first day touring the building.

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Outside the main entrance to Swedish/Issaquah, look skyward. The curved roof atop the atrium is a deliberate design nod to the arc Swedish Medical Center uses in branding and promotional materials. The arc carried throughout the hospital’s materials is indicative of the trajectory of a patient’s care, from the admission to diagnosis and, hopefully, healing. Seattle firm CollinsWoerman, lead architects on the hospital project, incorporated the arc into the façade. “We felt the swooping concave ceiling made both a good resolution to the height difference between the north and south sides of the Commons, and that it was a subtle reference to the ‘Swedish arc,’” CollinsWoerman Senior Associate James Walker said. “We also used the arc shape in planning the north façade of the medical office building and in the overall plan geometry of the commons.”


tient?’” JungHenson said. “That’s the provision of continuity of care that is really the core of the patient experience. I’m really excited about it.” The hospital is built to last for a century. JungHenson can impart a lasting influence on medical staff members for years to come. “I see my role as developing the culture for the medical staff,” she said. “What does it mean to be part of the medical staff at Swedish/Issaquah?” Hospital offers high-tech healing JungHenson joined the hospital system as a physician 21 years ago and, as she built a career, she also experienced Swedish as a patient when she delivered both of her children at the hospital. The knowledge shaped how she approached the chief of staff role as the Issaquah hospital prepared to open. “One of the beautiful things about Swedish/Issaquah, which I’m really excited about is, because we’re building a hospital from the ground up and bringing together a new medical staff — some of whom are from the community and have not been traditionally part of Swedish, and some of whom are Swedish employees, like me, and have been for a long time — I think it’s really a wonderful opportunity to tie together a lot of people with talent and grow a wonderful medical staff,” she said. JungHenson appreciates high-tech — electronic patient records, for instance — and old-fashioned — a compassionate bedside manner — elements in equal measure. Swedish/Issaquah, she said, is meant to combine established practices and innovations in order to speed patients’ healing. “It’s really exciting the way the hospital has been designed, in that we’re trying to figure out how to most efficiently manage the patient’s course, so that there isn’t redundancy, so that there isn’t waste,” she said. “I think it’s a wonderful adventure that we’re going on.” Wellness is doctor’s focus for patients Come late summer, just before the season changes to a mushy gray, JungHenson calls on colleagues, patients and others to join the effort to fund MS research. The fundraiser is no evening-gown-and-black-tie affair. Instead, JungHenson and company pedal across Evergreen State countryside each year for Bike MS as a team called the Swedish Smyelin Babes. Swedish, of course, is for the hospital, smyelin is a riff on myelin, a nerve insulation destroyed in MS, and babes, JungHenson explained, is a unisex term. The ride offers a snapshot for patients and colleagues. JungHenson is comfortable as a leader, deploys a playful sense of humor to put patients at ease, and understands how recreation and medicine can — and should — coexist. “We all have an obligation to be really proactive about taking care of ourselves, making sure that we do all of the preventative health things that we’re supposed to do, like mammograms and colonoscopies and what-not as you get older,” she said. Similar messages about preventative care underpin discussions between the doctor and patients. Concern sometimes prompts JungHenson to surreptitiously snatch patients’ cigarette packs during appointments. “I’m shameless,” she said. JungHenson, a runner in addition to being a longtime cyclist, also encourages patients to put aside excuses and exercise, just as she does. “It’s not pretty. I’m not a fast runner. I run like a little old lady,” she said. “But it’s all about taking care of yourself.” ‘She turned every stone for me’ JungHenson met Dan McFadden after the Redmond resident returned from a trip to the Amazon last fall. The neurologist soon confronted a medical mystery. The cause behind McFadden’s inexplicable pain, tingling extremities and rash remained elusive, but JungHenson persevered. “That jungle is a Petri dish for strange, little pathogens that they may not even test for. She’s really had to search high and low, and has done all kinds of tests on me to look for it,” he said. “We know it’s there, because of the symptoms. We just can’t find the cause of it. She hasn’t given up. She hasn’t said, ‘Well, that’s all I can do.’” McFadden initially assumed a chigger bite caused the strange symptoms, but the trigger is still unknown. The search for a diagnosis prompted

JungHenson to reach out to other specialists. “She turned every stone for me from a neurological perspective, but also worked to get me in to see an infectious disease doctor and is now taking a look at other possible causes,” he said. The effort also represents collaboration between doctor and patient. “I think of the patient-physician interaction as being a place where we figure out what’s going on, come up with a medical explanation for what’s happening and then coming up with a plan that I’m comfortable with but, more importantly, what the patient’s comfortable with,” JungHenson said. Excelling in ‘a difficult specialty’ Such challenges led JungHenson to consider a career in neurology and specialize in MS. Neurology is


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Dr. John Milne, vice president of medical affairs for Swedish/Issaquah and the emergency and ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek, shaped the Issaquah hospital as Swedish’s medical director for strategic development on the Eastside.

Dr. Linnea Peterson specializes in voice and swallowing disorders. The otolaryngologist — or ear, nose and throat physician for the uninitiated — serves patients at the clinic near Lake Sammamish until relocating to Swedish/Issaquah for opening day.

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a complicated field, and she also treats dementia, encephalopathy and stroke patients. “My first very patient in my neurology rotation as a medical resident at Northwestern University in Chicago was a multiple sclerosis patient,” she recalled. Then, little more than 20 years ago, MS diagnoses represented a worst-case scenario. No Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments for the disease existed. “Neurology is a difficult specialty. The whole gist of what we do is, we figure out where the problem is, where the lesion is. In multiple sclerosis, because you have multiple lesions, it becomes very, very complicated,” JungHenson said. “As a young medical student trying to learn neurology, I was totally overwhelmed by this patient. It really was a very hard patient for me to figure out and learn how to take care of.” The options later expanded for MS patients. Nowadays, physicians can offer eight FDA-approved therapies for the disease. Even as treatments entered the marketplace, nothing can substitute for patient empowerment and knowledge — tenets JungHenson advocates to patients. “I take care of some very amazing people who, despite their disability, have really conquered their disease mentally,” she said. “I get a lot of motivation and inspiration from my patients.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or Comment at

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Issaquah community members influence hospital design By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Long before dignitaries gathered on windswept Grand Ridge on a cold October day to dip shovels into soil for a Swedish Medical Center campus in Issaquah, hospital executives asked community members to shape the facility. The hospital system turned to a former Issaquah School District superintendent to lead the group, and enlisted a community cross section — 20 or so medical professionals, elected officials, community leaders, senior citizens and young parents — to serve. The group shaped the hospital in the months before the October 2009 groundbreaking ceremony and continues to advise executives about Swedish/Issaquah. “We were PHOTOS BY GREG FARRAR clearly looking Swedish/Issaquah employees arrive for people who for work in the new highlands hospital were not afraid before the July 14 opening. to express their opinion, who were not afraid to tell us we were all wet and wrong,” said Dr. John Milne, vice president of medical affairs for Swedish/Issaquah and the emergency and ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek. “We didn’t handpick people because they were going to be yes people.” Former Superintendent Janet Barry, a

Sammamish resident and Community Advisory Committee leader, said the group tackled a paramount question early on: “How do people fit into this building?” Members emphasized modern technology for the hospital, but also advocated for softer touches, such as ample artwork and natural light. (Both features factor prominently into the completed hospital campus.) “They always said, ‘Yes! We want hightech, but not at the expense of that human warmth that makes people feel welcome and makes them feel that they’re in a highly personal place,’” Barry said. Committee members said Swedish/Issaquah represents a key economic development component for the community. “There’s no other community the size of our Issaquah-Sammamish community that doesn’t have a first-rate hospital facility. It’s been the missing piece,” Barry said. “You know that I believe we have a world-class school district, and I think this health-care dimension of our community life has been the missing piece. I’m thrilled that that’s going to be there.” Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger said the outreach effort ensured that the hospital planning phase addressed community concerns. “It was what certainly I, as mayor, and I would believe any of our policymakers would want to see with a major agency or organization that came into the community,” she said. “They made an effort very early on, when it was pretty evident that they were going to be here, that they wanted to have a group of community members as an advisory council.” Phil Dyer, a former 5th Legislative District lawmaker and health-care expert, lauded hospital executives for the attention lavished on the community group. “The Swedish people were bending over backwards to make sure that the design process really fit the needs of the

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community. I, frankly, had not seen such a thing. I’ve been involved in health care for more than 30 years, and I’ve never seen a large, institutional health care system take that much interest in designing and facilitating the community’s interests,” he said. “It was clear that they were listening to everything we said.” The hospital also held town-hall-style meetings in Issaquah and Sammamish to ask residents about possible features for the facility. “The best part of it was that Swedish listened and incorporated those ideas into the final hospital,” said Joan Probala, a committee member and Issaquah real estate agent. “They actually went out to the community, they asked what patients, what people wanted to expect when they got to the hospital, and they incorporated it into it.” Though the hospital is complete, Swedish holds a long-term lease on a building along Northwest Sammamish Road for a standalone emergency room and medical offices. Milne said hospital leaders plan to ask Community Advisory Committee members about uses for the ER space after the facility relocates to Swedish/Issaquah on July 14. Committee members also understood how the hospital could change behavior among Issaquah patients accustomed to traveling to Bellevue or Seattle for health care. “This community has developed its patterns over long years. Where do they go to get health-care services?” Barry said. “It’s going to invite new patterns. That’s going to take a little bit of time, but I think the Swedish reputation will be significant in helping people to find their new patterns.”

Above: Kevin Brown (left), Swedish senior vice president and chief administrative officer, welcomes state, regional and local officials, hospital board members and executives to the groundbreaking. At right: Judd Kirk, of Port Blakely Communities, Mayor Ava Frisinger, Swedish Hospital CEO Dr. Rod Hochman and Gov. Chris Gregoire (from left) chat after the Swedish/Issaquah groundbreaking ceremony in October 2009.


“The Swedish people were bending over backwards to make sure that the design process really fit the needs of the community. I, frankly, had not seen such a thing.” PHIL DYER Community Advisory Committee member and former 5th District lawmaker


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