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Actor gives play ties to Irving Berlin

Developer requests $3 million from city for highlands retail center

City leaders consider layoffs

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

Consultant delivers ideas to streamline government By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Leaders could trim the workforce at City Hall and merge some services as municipal government retools in response to recommendations from a consultant. The recommendations, in a report released Nov. 18, call for Mayor Ava Frisinger and other leaders to restructure how city government handles development and planning. The report is meant to offer a roadmap to streamline city services and improve communication across municipal departments. Changes stemming from the study could occur early next year. Some require City Council approval; Frisinger can enact others. The report recommends reducing the municipal workforce by five to seven full-time employees — or up to 20 full-time employees if officials decide to outsource some services — although the consultant called for further study before any layoffs occur. In order to corral developmentand planning-related departments, the report suggests for the No. 3 official at City Hall, the deputy city administrator, to oversee building, public works and planning functions. (Deputy City Administrator Joe Meneghini retired in August after 11 years.) “With program management See STUDY, Page A6 BY CHRISTOPHER HUBER

County elections office calls on voters to resolve ballot problems Since ballots started to return to King County Elections late last month, the office processed about 450,000 ballots, but staffers cannot open some ballots due to voter signature problems. The elections office, by law, cannot open and process a ballot unless the signature on the return envelope matches the signature on a voter’s registration. Staffers attempt to contact voters if a signature problem arises. If elections office staffers contact a voter, he or she should call the office to ensure his or her ballot is processed. Call 206-296-VOTE. Voters can resolve signature problems through Nov. 28. “There are some close races in this election and every ballot we open contributes to the outcome,” Elections Director Sherril Huff said in a statement. “We can’t open a ballot if it is missing a voter’s signature or if the signature doesn’t match the one we have on file.” Often, elections staffers cannot process some ballots because the voters returned the ballots too late or they failed to sign the declaration on the return envelope. In the August primary election, crews could not open about 2,000 ballots due to missing signatures.



Rising above the rest Members of the Skyline High School Spartans girls soccer team lift the trophy high after beating Bellarmine Prep, 1-0, for the class 4A state championship Nov. 19 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. For more, see story, Page B4.

In order to complete a longplanned business district in the Issaquah Highlands — and transform 14 acres into a cinema, shops, restaurants and more than 1,700 parking stalls — the developer behind the project said about $3 million in city funds is needed. Florida-based developer, Regency Centers, said the dollars are to complete roadwork and other infrastructure. Regency and highlands developer Port Blakely Communities announced a deal in July to sell the land for a retail center, but before Regency completes the deal, company planners asked city leaders to commit public dollars to the project. City officials said the retail complex could generate about $1 million in sales tax revenue each year. Craig Ramey, senior vice president and senior market officer for Regency, called on City Council members Nov. 16 to consider city funds for the project. If approved, construction could start in the spring. The council listened to the request amid deliberations for a lean 2012 municipal budget. The budget’s general fund — for police and fire services, community development and planning, parks and recreation, and municipal government — amounts to $32 million. Officials did not set a timeline for discussing Regency’s request further, although the next budget must be approved by the end of December. Regency intends to use the public money to reconfigure streets and traffic signals, and create a public plaza near a proposed cinema. The initial plan calls for changing Northeast Park Drive and Northeast Federal Drive from oneway streets to handle traffic in both directions. Regency also proposed realigning curved Northeast Federal Drive into the street grid. The request for public funding is a departure from other recent

“I look at the map and it kind of reminds me of the Target shopping center, Pickering Place and places that we’re trying to redevelop as part of our 30-year vision.” — Joshua Schaer Issaquah city councilman

efforts to bolster commercial development in the highlands. In the past 18 months, council members loosened rules for parking and signage, and set aside groundwater contamination concerns to allow a gas station. How much Port Blakely could contribute to the project remains undefined, although the company could shift dollars from other commitments to the city, such as a planned bus route expansion to the highlands. Meanwhile, interest is low from prospective tenants for the proposed retail complex, as retailers remain reluctant to expand amid a difficult economy. “We don’t have tenants for all of this space right now. We have some,” Ramey said. “We have some demand, but it’s a challenge. It’s a very, very tough economic environment right now.” The uncertainties led council members to ask for more details before public funding can be considered for the project. “We need to begin to nail down the specifics of what we’re talking about,” Councilman Fred Butler said. “If I’m going to be in a position to take a position on what’s being proposed, then I need to understand that and we need to have a public conversation about that.” Jim Reinhardsen, managing director at Heartland, a Seattle consultant hired by Port Blakely to jumpstart commercial construction in the highlands, urged the council to act. See RETAIL, Page A5

School foundation drive ends, but donations can continue The latest Issaquah Schools Foundation campaign has wound down, ending with the last day of a phoneathon on Nov. 19. However, those still wishing to support the foundation and the Issaquah School District continue to have several ways to do so. Lynn Juniel, ISF development manager, said the foundation can and does accept donations after the end of the formal campaign. There are a couple of different

ways for shoppers to help support the foundation. If you are going to shop at Amazon.com for holiday gifts, make a stop first at the foundation website, said ISF Executive Director Robin Callahan. Once there, click on the link on the right-hand side of the page that takes you to Amazon.com. By entering Amazon through the foundation site, when you check out, up to 8 percent of your purchase price goes to the foundation.

Callahan noted the donations are done by Amazon. Amazon visitors who go through the foundation site do not pay any extra for their purchases. ISF received roughly $5,000 from Amazon last year, Callahan said. She hopes that number will rise to $10,000 this year. Callahan and others also noted See DONATIONS, Page A5

County steps to the plate on baseball project Issaquah Little League players could step onto synthetic turf infields next spring after King County committed $75,000 to a renovation project at Dodd Fields in downtown Issaquah. In September 2010, the Issaquah Little League embarked on a $310,000 project to add the synthetic turf to the infields at a pair of baseball diamonds at



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Dodd Fields. Construction is expected to start in January and conclude in March, in time for opening day. The project is a collaboration among the Issaquah Little League, Issaquah School District and city officials. Issaquah School District officials applied for the grant because the Dodd Fields sit on school district land.



RAIN GAIN Last Week’s Rainfall: (through Nov. 21) 1.73 inches Total for November: 3.27 inches Total for 2011: 53.76 inches

The program usually receives 25 or 30 applicants in a typical grant cycle. Officials announced the latest recipients Nov. 18. “We look at community need, we look at project management — that includes scope of work, competency, timeline — we look See BASEBALL, Page A5



SALMON COUNT Issaquah Salmon Hatchery workers and Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery volunteers have concluded spawning chinook and coho for the season. The program to spawn Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon should continue into January, depending on the size of the run.

BY TOM CORRIGAN

May I have this dance? Allie Wood, 16, an Issaquah Youth Advisory Board volunteer, chats with Providence Marianwood resident Mae Cheatham during the retirement community’s Harvest Dance on Nov. 18. The teens purchased supplies for the event, put up decorations and cleaned up afterward. Most notably, they also acted as dance partners for Marianwood seniors. See a slideshow of photos at www.issaquahpress.com.



QUOTABLE “I saw Issaquah students think selflessly, and experiencing the joy of giving and honoring something bigger than themselves, rather than just consuming and glorifying one another.”

— Tim Baynes Associated Student Body teacher at Issaquah High School, regarding the school’s recent homecoming. (See story on The Beat, Page B7.)

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King County Council fears public health cuts as Legislature meets By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter King County leaders managed to preserve dollars for public health and other human services in the $5.2 billion budget for 2012. Now, as state legislators prepare to gather for a special session Nov. 28, King County Council members said cuts from Olympia could force the county to cut services. Lawmakers need to slash spending to close a $2 billion budget gap. “When they make those decisions, it rolls downhill to us,” Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, a budget team member and the Issaquah representative, said a day after the council adopted the 2012 budget. Councilwoman Julia Patterson, a South King County representative and the budget team leader, said a difficult economy could magnify service cuts. “During this recession, when so many people are in danger of losing their housing and so many people are having a tough time just feeding themselves and making ends meet, that those cuts can tip people over the edge,” she said. The potential for cuts to Public Health – Seattle & King County or reductions at Western State Hospital — the state mental health facility in Steilacoom — concern County Council members.

Holiday season is far from merry for drunken drivers Thanksgiving is the launch date for a statewide campaign to nab drunken drivers throughout the holiday season. The effort starts Nov. 24 and runs through Jan. 2. The campaign means beefed-up DUI enforcement on Issaquah and King County roads, as the Issaquah Police Department and other law enforcement agencies join the crackdown. Washington law enforcement officers advise all holiday partygoers to designate a sober driver, call a cab or choose not to drink alcohol. Officers in King County on routine and extra patrols arrested 876 people for DUI during the same period last year. In addition to Issaquah police and the Washington State Patrol, officers in nearby Bellevue, Newcastle, North Bend, Renton, Sammamish and Snoqualmie plan to participate in the extra DUI enforcement. The anti-DUI effort is organized under the aegis of the King

“We’ve had to reduce so much in the public health area because it’s not a mandated service, and yet without that service, you end up getting people that are mentally ill not taken care of or you have people going to restaurants that may or may not be healthy, and people get sick,” Lambert said. “Public health dollars are really important prevention dollars.” Cutbacks at Western State Hospital could result in more mentally ill people at the King County Jail — already the No. 2 mental health institution in the state. “That is not fair to the citizens of this county. That is not fair to the people in the jail who are mentally ill,” Lambert said. “That is a state responsibility, to take those people and put them in an appropriate setting where they can get help, where they are not getting prison records and going to court.” Patterson said public health cuts could impact drug and alcohol treatment, maternal support for expecting mothers and homelessness-prevention programs. “When the mentally ill aren’t cared for and they don’t have adequate medication, they oftentimes end up in our jail,” Patterson said. “When the addicted don’t have the opportunity to get clean and go through treatment, when they want treatment but there’s none

available, then it just perpetuates a very expensive problem.” County Council members plan to deploy in Olympia to lobby legislators to shield programs from the budget ax. “We have to help them help us to solve the problems as best as we can given the financial realities that have been created by this recession,” Patterson said. The majority of council members served in the Legislature before joining the County Council — Lambert and Patterson, plus councilmen Joe McDermott, Larry Phillips and Pete von Reichbauer. “The King County Council has relationships all across the entire political spectrum in Olympia, in the Senate and in the House,” Patterson said. The relationships council members fostered in Olympia could pay dividends for local services. “Many times when levels of government get into trouble, what they do is they end up blaming each other, so it could be very easy to sit here and say, ‘Don’t you do that to us, state government,’” Patterson said. “But that doesn’t work, because they don’t have a choice. It’s a simple addition and subtraction problem.”

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take all the trimmings, too Bob Simonson (center) puts a turkey into a bag for one of 500 recipients at the Eastridge Church’s turkey giveaway Nov. 19. Church members gave away 500 turkeys and accompanying groceries for a Thanksgiving meal at its Issaquah location.

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County Target Zero Task Force, a regional effort to crack down on unsafe driving practices. Target Zero managers coordinate the extra patrols. In addition, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission provides support. Target Zero’s goal is to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries statewide by 2030.

Local medical marijuana operations unaffected by DEA raids

Five Guys opens in Issaquah

By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is open in the Issaquah Commons. The chain announced the opening Nov. 14 on Twitter. The chain features a no-frills menu — burgers, fries, hot dogs and the like — at restaurants from coast to coast. Five Guys is based in Lorton, Va. Operators applied for a business license from the city and announced plans for the restaurant in February. The market research firm Chain Store Guide ranked Five Guys at No. 3 last year among the 50 fastest-growing restaurant chains in the United States and Canada. Five Guys boasts more than 500 outlets nationwide.

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Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local law enforcement officers raided more than a dozen medical marijuana operations in Western Washington on Nov. 15, but the sweep did not affect collectives in Issaquah and Preston. The operation targeted at least 14 medical marijuana operations in King, Pierce and Thurston counties. Overall, authorities arrested more than a dozen people. Officials said the operations targeted in the raids failed to meet state guidelines or used the state medical marijuana law as cover to make illegal sales. “Our job is to enforce federal criminal laws. In doing so, we always prioritize and focus our resources,” U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said in a statement. “As we have previously stated, we will not prosecute truly ill people or their doctors who determine that marijuana is an appropriate medical treatment.” Representatives at The Kind Alternative Medical Collective, a

nonprofit collective in Preston, and GreenLink Collective, a nonprofit collective in downtown Issaquah, said the raids did not affect the local operations. Initiative 692, passed in 1998, allows people suffering from certain medical conditions to possess a 60-day supply of marijuana. Marijuana, for medical purposes or otherwise, remains illegal under federal law. State law allows up to 10 qualifying patients to join together and form a collective garden of up to 45 plants, so long as the marijuana is not visible from public spaces. “However, state laws of compassion were never intended to protect brash criminal conduct that masquerades as medical treatment,” Durkan said. Issaquah is in the midst of a moratorium on the marijuana collective gardens as officials attempt to clarify rules for such operations. City Council members could adopt a medical marijuana ordinance as early as December.

Search for Sky Metalwala comes to Issaquah By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

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The search for missing Redmond toddler Sky Metalwala — a much-scrutinized effort to find the 2-yearold boy — expanded to Issaquah and Sammamish Sky Metalwala on Nov. 16, as searchers distributed fliers at local businesses. Searchers and Sky’s father, Solomon Metalwala, met at the entrance to Costco in Issaquah and then canvassed businesses on the Sammamish Plateau. Shoppers at the warehouse’s bustling outdoor food court received fliers featuring a photo of the missing toddler. Investigators and searchers continue to scour the Eastside for Sky

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Redrawn King County Council map Committee sifts through criteria for uniform includes minor changes for local residents high school schedule By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter

By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter It’s a complex subject with a lot of variables and one that has ignited plenty of outspoken opinions. But Patrick Murphy, executive director of secondary education for the Issaquah School District, said he believes a volunteer committee will meet a seemingly ambitious deadline and come up with a uniform schedule to be implemented at all four district high schools. “That’s the goal,” Murphy said, noting the committee has two meetings and plenty of issues remaining. In the meantime, many parents, especially those from Liberty High School, haven’t been shy about expressing their thoughts regarding the current high school schedules. Liberty operates on a different pattern than the other district high schools and many parents and students alike are defensive of the flexibility they believe that unique schedule allows. One figure thrown out had Liberty students spending 38 percent of their time in electives. The same figure was given as 27 percent at Issaquah and Skyline high schools. In some minds, added elective time is a big plus to be protected. For others, electives are seen as digging into time for core classes, such as math and language arts. “I’m still being open-minded about the whole process,” said Karen Odegard, president of the Liberty PTSA. But Odegard also said she hopes whatever new schedule emerges doesn’t cut the access of Liberty students to elective classes, arguing other schedules somewhat limit students to core courses. Like others, Odegard also doesn’t want to see class times sliced. Some Liberty classes run as long as 90 minutes, while she maintained classes at other schools run only 38 minutes. “That’s not enough time to take attendance,” she said. Jody Mull, a former PTSA president at Issaquah High School, took almost the exact opposite tack than Odegard. Mull said Liberty students don’t score as well as others on standardized math tests. She said she feels the reason is students at Liberty don’t spend enough time studying core subjects. “The math scores are a big red flag for me,” Mull said. A member of Liberty’s Associated Student Body, sophomore Neil Chakravarty, is also a student representative to the high school schedule committee. “It’s a big subject at Liberty right now,” he said of the schedule question, adding that the majority of his classmates are taking a defensive stance hoping to protect their current schedule. He also said he knows change is likely inevitable. “There might be some tension at first,” Chakravarty said if the Liberty schedule is changed, “but given time, people will get used to it.” Various district officials have said there are advantages to having uniform high school schedules. In an email distributed around the district, Superintendent Steve Rasmussen said uniform schedules would allow the district to better share resources and consolidate professional support for staff. He also talked about the change allowing the entire district to take full advantage of what’s known in the district as the “optimal high school experience,” an ongoing attempt by local officials to outline best high school practices. Murphy said providing students sufficient contact time with teachers and plenty of access to electives are the key factors in designing a new schedule. But judging from a meeting of the schedule committee Nov. 16, there are a lot of different ideas on how to make those two things happen. During the two-hour plus session, Murphy’s repeated goal was to come up with quantifiable factors under numerous headings such as teacher planning, college preparation and financial considerations. Those were in addition to the two central questions. Committee members voiced plenty of different ideas. For example, Liberty science teacher Mark Buchli hoped contact time, or class lengths, would be uniform for any given class. “Certain things need certain blocks of time,” he said. Another committee member said teachers were asking her to ensure they received at least 20 minutes of planning time daily. One recommendation called for at least one 80-minute lab period for each science class weekly. That comment quickly was modified into perhaps ensuring every sub-

GET INVOLVED The remaining high school schedule committee meetings are slated for Nov. 30 at the school administration building, 565 N.W. Holly St., and Dec. 14 in the Issaquah High School library, 700 Second Ave. S.E. Both meetings are from 6-8:30 p.m. Email comments to the committee at hssc@issaquah.wednet.edu. Meeting agendas, research articles and other information is online at www.issaquah.wednet.edu.

ject had at least one longer class period per week to allow for indepth projects or study. The committee consists of the principals of all four high schools, along with teacher, parent and student representatives. The group has met five times so far. Public comment is invited at each session. No members of the public were in the audience for the Nov. 16 meeting and Murphy said public attendance at committee sessions has been sparse. He estimated the largest number of speakers at seven or eight. The committee also is accepting email comments, with the total submitted so far at about 40. Despite what seemed to be a lot of issues still being debated, Murphy said he believes the committee can complete its work by its last meeting Dec. 14. “We have a very thoughtful, committed committee … one dedicated to meeting the needs of students,” he said. Once the committee has completed its work, Murphy will present any recommendations to Rasmussen. The school board has the final word. Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or tcorrigan@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

King County’s reshaped political map keeps Issaquah in the same County Council district, even as the citizen panel responsible for the updated map made significant changes elsewhere. In a unanimous decision Nov. 15, the council-appointed King County Districting Committee approved the updated boundaries. The reshaped map is effective immediately, although the impact of the changes might not be evident until after the 2012 elections. Issaquah remains in Councilwoman Kathy Lambert’s District 3. The committee kept the rural communities south of city limits in Councilman Reagan Dunn’s District 9, and swapped some unincorporated areas southeast of Issaquah between districts 3 and 9. The committee’s decision followed a 10-month process, after members collected ideas and input from the public in meetings throughout the county. Overall, more than 80 people testified and more than 160 offered written comments during the once-in-a-decade process. The committee also reached out to elected officials in the county’s 39

Citizens can offer input on proposed redevelopment City leaders could seal a deal to redevelop almost 80 acres in the business district next month. In the meantime, citizens can offer input on the proposed development agreement between the city and Issaquah-based Rowley Properties at public meetings in late November and early December. The hearing is the latest step in a decadeslong process to reshape 80 acres near Interstate 90 and state Route 900 — land dubbed Hyla Crossing and Rowley Center. City Council members plan to review the proposal through mid-

cities and state legislators for insight into communities. (The county is carved into nine districts, each represented by a single council member.) “The committee reached unanimous agreement on this plan thanks to the members’ commitment to work together, follow an open process, and truly listen to the communities of King County,” committee Chairman Terrence Carroll, a retired King County Superior Court judge, said in a statement. “Public testimony was a cornerstone of our process: It raised new ideas, helped us better understand communities of interest and enabled us to come together around common principles.” In response to input, committee members revised early drafts to keep suburban cities in North King County in a single district and Snoqualmie Valley communities in a single district. Both council districts in the Issaquah-area experienced a population boom in the years since the last districting process and needed to slim down to come closer to other districts’ populations. The political map is redrawn after each U.S. Census to reflect changes in population and make each district as equal in population as possible. Under the plan

approved Nov. 15, all districts fall within one quarter of 1 percent of the target population for each district — 214,583 people. The updated District 3 claims 214,325 residents. The district stretches from the Snohomish County line south to Issaquah, and from Redmond to the county’s eastern edge. District 9 contains 214,863 people in a landmass encompassing Southeast King County. State law and the King County Charter require the edges of each district to meet the boundaries of existing municipalities, election precincts, census tracts, natural boundaries — such as rivers — and communities of related and mutual interest as closely as possible. In the last decade, the minority population boomed in King County. Under the updated plan, each district is more diverse than the last plan. District 2 in Seattle and along Lake Washington is comprised of 50 percent people of color, and District 5 — a South King County district including Des Moines, Kent and SeaTac — is 49 percent. In January, the council appointed a team of community leaders to update the map for representation in county government.

December and reach a decision by Dec. 19. The proposed agreement requires Rowley Properties to provide or pay for transportation upgrades, affordable housing, creek restoration and storm water management. The final environmental impact statement for the land is due by Nov. 28. The proposal is up for review before the Committee-of-the-Whole Council on Nov. 29 and before the Council Land & Shore Committee on Nov. 30. The draft agreement then heads to the Council Transportation Committee the next day. The proposal is scheduled to return to the Council Land &

Shore Committee on Dec. 13. Find a complete schedule and more information at www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/rowleyda.

King County hosts workshop for unincorporated-area residents King County is hosting workshops throughout the region to collect citizens’ comments about creating community service area boundaries. The workshop includes a public open house from 6:30-7 p.m. followed by a discussion from 7-8 p.m. The meeting for Issaquaharea residents is Nov. 30 at Hobart Community Church, 27524 S.E. 200th St., Maple Valley. In a July decision, leaders

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The committee also adopted rules to encourage transparency in the redistricting process. Members had to disclose at a public committee meeting if they had any contact with council members, County Executive Dow Constantine, or any county staffers or representatives. The process earned praise from the Municipal League of King County, a nonpartisan watchdog organization. “No districting plan can be perfect, but the committee made every effort to conduct its business openly, to listen to the public and use their ideas when possible, and to draw districts that truly serve the people of King County,” Carroll said. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

changed how county government and unincorporated-area residents interact. The updated framework calls for a single point of contact between residents in each of the community service areas and county government. Unlike the earlier arrangement, the community service areas model is designed to encompass communities not represented by a local unincorporated area council, such as Klahanie and the Snoqualmie Valley. The proposal raised concerns among the unincorporated area councils — the established liaisons between county government in Seattle and unincorporated-area residents.




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Say no to $3 million for highlands developer The developers of the proposed Issaquah Highlands retail center have asked the city to kick in $3 million for infrastructure improvements. They’ve got to be kidding! We’re glad to see the city encouraging economic development, but this is not the right project. Regency Centers, a Florida-headquartered strip mall developer, estimates the city could receive about $1 million each year in sales tax revenue once the retail center is up and running. “Could” is the operative word. The anchor tenants would be Safeway with a gas station and Regal Cinemas. Those food, gas and entertainment purchases are primarily already purchased in Issaquah, so the net gain “could” be slim. Regency Centers operates almost 400 retail complexes from coast to coast. It’s laughable to think that the company could not complete the project without $3 million from the city of Issaquah. The city’s limited economic development investments should be used to help entrepreneurs or developers that Issaquah has targeted as beneficial to the overall well-being of the city, those that bring diverse businesses, offer high-paying jobs, are environmentally attractive and compliment Issaquah’s vision of itself and other businesses. Ironically, the design proposed for the Issaquah Highlands is just the sort of plan the city is trying to move beyond on the valley floor, preferring limited parking, pedestrianfriendly spaces and mixed-use buildings. The highlands plan recalls the old days of retail development — strip centers fronted by acre upon acre of parking lot. Admittedly, it is difficult to forget the grand plans once envisioned for Grand Ridge. The idea of a retail destination, with condos built above shops, was appealing then and remains appealing today. Regency Centers’ proposal is uninspired. Taxpayers, be prepared to get mad. Let Regency Centers know that conceding to yet another a strip mall is about the only concession the city of Issaquah “could” be prepared to make.

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ver since Issaquah Salmon Days, I have often been asked by people in the community how I enjoyed that turkey leg. They were referring to a Salmon Days story written by Issaquah Press reporter Dave Hayes, our staff gourmet. Dave interviewed people who were dining on some of that scrumptious cuisine that is always at Salmon Days. One person he interviewed was Bob Taylor, who apparently enjoyed gnawing on a turkey leg. That Bob Taylor was not I. There is no way, and I reiterate, there is no way a turkey leg gets to my chops on Thanksgiving or any day. I do not enjoy turkey legs, or even chicken legs, for that matter. It has everything to do with my childhood. When I was just a little lad, every Thanksgiving my mother would put a turkey leg on my plate. “You will enjoy this,” she would say. It was not until I was almost 14 that I ever tasted the white meat of a turkey. I still prefer white meat, especially with a little gravy over it, along with dressing, some mashed potatoes and candied yams. Now, that is a plate to enjoy. A green vegetable is good, too. Speaking of green vegetables,

it was not until I discovered the wonders of frozen peas that I could eat those little buggers. My mother always insisted on shoveling canned peas Bob Taylor onto my plate. Press sports editor Well, the peas stayed there for a long time, often past the end of the TexasTexas A&M football game. It was an aunt who finally got me to eat peas. One time at a Thanksgiving dinner at her house, she had prepared a dish of peas with pearled onions. My mother told her, “Bob doesn’t like peas.” My aunt, who was very shrewd and a very good cook, put a dish of frozen peas next to my plate. I ate them. They were good. On that day I thanked God for Birds Eye! Now, I do not want anyone to think that I was a finicky eater as a child. Finicky? Well, perhaps a little, but looking back now, it was more self-preservation. There were just some foods that my parents would put on my plate that did not look good, thus I thought they must not taste See TURKEY, Page A5



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Thanks for school’s parenting, professional resources I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Issaquah Schools Foundation and the Issaquah Community Network for their support. Through grants, they provided the Grand Ridge Elementary School Library with the funding to purchase new parenting and professional resources. Staff members are reading these professional resources to acquire new teaching strategies. Parents are checking out the resources that assist them with their role as parents. We are thankful for these valuable resources.

Theresa Gekeler, librarian Grand Ridge Elementary School

Downtown association

DIA is doing its job, join the club Dear community members: I’m very proud of the team assembled at the DownTown Issaquah Association, our board of directors are fine business people who care deeply about their role in DIA. The team made a hire earlier this year in our new Executive Director Annique Bennett. Annique is a highly qualified, experienced events planner with years of vitalizing downtown areas that mirror the size and nature of our downtown. Our mission statement is “Creating Community, Preserving Culture and Strengthening Business.” In regards to graffiti, DIA performed exactly

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Washington same-sex marriage campaign The U.S. is a democracy and doesn’t always function by majority rule. A main function of the U.S. Constitution is to prevent the tyranny of the majority, a.k.a. mob rule. The Constitution limits the actions of governments and requires them to treat their citizens equally. So, if loving, committed opposite-sex couples can marry, then so should loving, committed samesex couples. Please read statements by numerous professional organizations concerning the nature of heterosexuality, bisexuality and homosexuality. All are recognized as normal, natural sexual orientations. Bruce Robinson

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updates about the graffiti removal). So yes, the graffiti stayed up much longer than it should have. I apologize, but I stand by my decision to show support for my local contactor as being the right choice. The DIA is not a graffiti removal organization; all it can do is what it did, put polite pressure on the owners to take action quickly. However, I urge you to focus your passion by rejoining the DIA and chairing a committee that works to remove and eradicate graffiti downtown. I know you’ll find lots of likeminded people to help you out.

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A graffiti committee could work wonders Re: the letter regarding downtown graffiti: Although I applaud your passion to eradicate graffiti downtown, your attack in last week’s letter against the DownTown Issaquah Association and its new executive director was misguided. As you know, I own the Vino Bella building, which, over a month ago, while I was out of town, was tagged. By the time I returned two days later, I had been notified by the DIA executive director, two DIA board members, several friends and even city employees, all of whom politely asked for it to be removed. Unfortunately, before my contractor could begin removal he had a family emergency that took him more than three weeks from which to recover. Out of respect for his family and their situation I waited for him to return to work (during which time, by the way, DIA board members and staff continually asked me for

then she is more than 50 percent guilty. The test will allow the police to focus their efforts. The child did not go off into the woods by himself. If the test shows she is innocent, then someone took the child. If we had a national law against harming children, there would be less child crimes. Richard A. Dyer

Marijuana regulations Most of us are aware by now that individuals who use illegal drugs are going to get high, no matter what. So why do you not prefer they acquire them in stores that check IDs and pay taxes? Gifting the market in narcotics to ruthless criminals, foreign terrorists and corrupt law enforcement officials is seriously compromising our future. If you remotely believe that people will one day quit using any of these at-present illegal drugs, then you are exhibiting a degree of naiveté parallel only with those poor wretches who voluntarily drank the poisoned Kool-Aid in Jonestown.

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City raises rates while asking consumers to use less It happens every time. People of Issaquah were asked to reduce water usage, because of the environment. The people of Issaquah complied with the reduced usage demand and everyone should have noted, the water revenue will also drop. However, the Issaquah Insider (the city newsletter) did not address the association between the income and reduced water usage. Interesting. So now, the people of Issaquah, in these depression times, are being told: Folks, your water rates are going up. So now you pay more to get less.

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G UEST C OLUMN Continuing the fight against childhood obesity By Kathy Lambert and David Fleming We have much to celebrate and be thankful for this Thanksgiving. In King County, we are fortunate to live in a community committed to helping people access healthy food. Yet much work remains to be done, especially in supporting our children’s health. By the time our children in King County reach middle and high school, they will have a better than one in five chance of being obese or overweight. By the time they are adults, more than half will be obese or overweight — causing debilitating health conditions, such as heart disease and

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“It is a time to complete this community in a way that is the highest-possible quality with the best-possible talent,” he said. “If you don’t move forward and do something like that, then there’s an opportunity lost and it’s a cycle before something happens there.” Council questions parking plan The council budget meeting also included a public debut for the proposal — a retail center dubbed Grand Ridge Plaza in early promotional materials. Regency proposed a 280,000square-foot complex spread across 14 acres between Ninth Avenue Northeast and 10th Avenue Northeast. The announced tenants include Safeway and a Regal Cinemas multiplex. Ramey said Regency reached out to other possible tenants for the highlands complex. The proposal to add almost

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ple using drugs, there is absolutely nothing you, or any government, can do to stop them. We have spent 40 years and over a trillion dollars on this dangerous farce. Practically everybody is now aware that prohibition will not suddenly and miraculously start showing different results. So why do you wish to continue with it? Do you actually think you may have something to lose if we were to start basing drug policy on science and logic instead of ignorance, hate and lies? Maybe you’re a police officer, a prison guard or a local politician. Possibly you’re scared of losing employment, overtime pay, the many kickbacks and those regular fat bribes. But what good will any of that do you once our society has followed Mexico over the dystopian abyss of dismembered bodies, vats of acid and marauding thugs carrying gold-plated AK-47s with leopard-skinned gunstocks? Kindly allow us to forgo the next level of your sycophantic prohibition-engendered mayhem. Prohibition prevents regulation: legalize, regulate and tax! Malcolm Kyle

diabetes, and adding hundreds of millions of dollars in health care costs locally. If we want a healthier King County, we need to address obesity. The King County Board of Health has worked on many steps to increase access to healthier foods for families and children. We know families are busy, and they increasingly eat out, so the Board of Health passed landmark legislation that requires chain restaurants to display nutrition information, such as calories, sodium and carbohydrates. These are basic nutritional facts so families can make informed choices. The Board of Health recently de-

1,600 parking stalls for shoppers prompted questions from council members. Overall, the proposal includes 1,706 parking stalls. The total includes 109 parking stalls at the existing retail-and-office building along Northeast Park Drive. “I look at the map and it kind of reminds me of the Target shopping center, Pickering Place and places that we’re trying to redevelop as part of our 30-year vision,” Councilman Joshua Schaer said. Councilman Tola Marts compared the proposal to add almost 1,600 parking stalls to the available parking stalls at Kent Station and The Landing in Renton. Both complexes include a smaller ratio of parking stalls to commercial space than the highlands proposal. “It’s about twice what our community has said we want to do in the valley to incent commercial development, just so you know where the city is at right now,” he said. The long-term plan for the business district along Interstate 90 recommends redeveloping strip malls into mixed-use struc-

veloped guidelines that organizations and businesses can use to offer healthier options in vending machines. We know sugary drinks — such as soda and energy drinks — are a major contributor to childhood obesity because they consist of large amounts of extra calories with little to no nutritional value. We also have encouraged school districts to schedule recess before lunch. Research shows that students eat better and are more ready to learn when they are physically active before lunch. But there is still more to do. First, everybody in our community — parents, schools, religious groups, elected leaders — should continue working to make sure healthy options are available so our children can eat healthy and be active in schools, child care facilities and other places where they spend time away from home. At home, families can do their part by helping their children stay active and eat well. Children need at least an hour a day of physical activity, and sugary foods and drinks should be limited — chil-

tures in the decades ahead. “Are you really telling us that people are going to park at Unknown Retailer 1 and 2, and walk to the movies or vice versa, and that this is going to become like a U-Village, walkable place?” Schaer asked. “I mean, is that really the vision that you’re suggesting? Or is it, we just want to get these retailers in, you can drive right up to them, buy your stuff and go?” Ramey said the complex is designed to accommodate the needs of different consumers. “You have to create a pedestrian-friendly environment where you’re inviting people to come and stay and walk. So, you’re saying, ‘Look, here’s a plaza. Come, stay, go to a movie, eat at the restaurant, walk across the street, shop someplace else,’” he said. “On the other hand, if you’re coming home from work, and you want to pull in to the restaurant to get some food for your family, you want to be able to pull in, get it and go.” The site plan — from Seattlebased Fuller Sears Architects — includes a public plaza near the multiplex. Plans call for the plaza

dren younger than 6 years should not have sugary drinks at all. Finally, let’s continue programs that are working. Many important programs are facing reduction due to the state budget crisis — such as the Women, Infants and Children farmers market program that allows families most in need to purchase nutritious, locally grown food and Maternity Support Services that helps connect at-risk pregnant women to prenatal care, nutrition, housing and more. These two programs focus on prevention and giving infants and children the best opportunity for a healthy start — saving money and improving health in the long run. Poor diet, lack of physical activity and smoking are the leading causes of illness and death. To turn this around, let’s focus on children and support their healthy choices now for a lifetime of good health.

Kathy Lambert is a member of the King County Council and King County Board of Health. Dr. David Fleming is director and health officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County.

to encompass about 10,000 square feet and act as a centerpiece for shoppers. “Rather than a plaza that’s out kind of by itself, that has to draw people in, this will have people walking through that at all times,” architect Steve Johnson said. (The firm also designed the open-air Lakeland Town Center in Auburn and a retail complex in downtown Woodinville.) The latest plan differs from the residences and shops once proposed for the highlands site. The High Streets — a proposed retail complex billed as a “lifestyle center” — sputtered amid the recession. “I think what we’re being told is that the market in the current recession is leading to maybe a different build-out of this area today than what was initially envisioned in the development agreement,” Keith Niven, city Major Development Review Team program manager, said after the meeting. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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good, either. In many cases, I was right. Take wax beans. Please, take them. My mother often cooked yellow, yucky wax beans. She would put a scoop of them on my plate. I tried several ways to dispose of those beans, even offering them to our old collie dog. He would not eat those beans, and that old dog ate just about everything. Even chewed up a bamboo tree once. But wax beans, even the mutt wouldn’t try them. So, those beans had to be bad. I mentioned that I do not enjoy chicken legs. Again, it was another horror story from my youth. Every time we had fried chicken, I got a chicken leg. I was about 14 (again) when I first tasted a chicken breast. To this day, when we have chicken, I eat white meat.

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at the budget, their match, the design,” Butch Lovelace, county Youth Sports Facility grant manager, said after the announcement. “There are a number of things that we consider.” The county administers the Youth Sports Facilities Grant through the Department of Natural Resources and Parks. The program is funded and sustained through a one-quarter of 1 percent tax on car rentals taxes.

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there are numerous local businesses that have agreed to help the foundation as well. For example, from now through March, Issaquah Highlands Self Storage will donate 5 percent of your first month’s rent on a storage unit if you mention the foundation when renting a unit. Other businesses involved with

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As a child, at least during the early 1960s, you always obeyed your parents. When they suggested a certain food, you just thought you had to try it, right? For instance, take Chinese food. Every year when our family went into Portland, Ore., to do some Christmas shopping, there was a Chinese restaurant near the old Montgomery Ward store. My mother loved eating the No. 1 special — chow mein, egg foo yung, chicken fried rice, and sweet and sour pork. My father, a veteran of World War II, did not enjoy Chinese cuisine. He always ordered the veal cutlet. He had also convinced me for years that I would not like Chinese food. So he ordered me a cheeseburger. It was not until I was in college that I discovered the delights of chow mein and other delectable Chinese dishes. So this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things — good food, especially pumpkin pie, good people — and no Turkey legs!

Grants can only be used for developing and constructing facilities, and not for maintenance or operations costs. Overall, county officials distributed $685,185 in matching fund grants for sports complexes, playgrounds and more. The county has awarded more than $11 million in grants since the program launched in 1993 — enough for almost 300 new or renovated youth sports facilities. “Through these grants we can support the kind of activities that promote good health, build selfesteem and teach teamwork,” County Executive Dow Constantine said in a statement.

the foundation include Lexus of Bellevue and Mail Clinic. Learn more at www.isfdn.org/ supporters/partners.htm. While the foundation works with schools throughout the district and the district as a whole, some individual school PTAs have come up with donation deals of their own. If customers register for a ‘B’ Caring Card at Bartell Drugs, local PTAs can earn up to 4 percent of all the purchases a cardholder makes at Bartell’s. Go to your school’s website or learn more at www.bartelldrugs.com/community/ bcaringcard.html.


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King County Council extends benefits, Kathleen Drew, former Issaquah lawmaker, enters secretary of state race income for active-duty employees By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter Kathleen Drew, a onetime Issaquah state senator and a former aide to Gov. Chris Gregoire, entered the race Nov. 14 to succeed retiring Secretary of State Sam Reed. Drew, 51, served as a representative for Issaquah and other Eastside communities in the mid1990s. In the Legislature, she crafted a tough ethics law for public employees — a national model designed to tamp down on conflicts of interest in state government — and led the effort to protect the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery from budget cuts. “My strength is really that I’m an experienced public service manager on extremely complex issues at the state level,” she said in a pre-announcement interview. Drew later served in Gregoire’s administration, initially as a policy adviser focused on the environment and then on general government issues. In the environmental role, she crafted the legislation to establish the Puget Sound Partnership, a regional effort to clean up Puget Sound. Drew left Gregoire’s office last month to serve as a policy adviser at the state Department of Enterprise Services — a super-agency respon-

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, museums receive grants Countywide Community Forums of King County announced the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and the Issaquah History Museums as grant recipients Nov. 14. The food bank received $500 and the museums received $100 after encouraging people to complete a survey about the King County budget. The more respondents completing the survey on behalf of each organization increased the grant amount. Overall, the process generated

sible for handling payroll and personnel, as well as managing contracts, real estate and supplies. The secretary of state serves as the top elections official in Kathleen Drew Wa s h i n g t o n . The office also handles registrations for corporations and charities. “What the secretary of state is most noted for, of course, is to oversee the elections process,” Drew said. “As I see it, that’s one where you need somebody who is going to be impartial, fair and also actively working to increase voter registration and voter turnout.” The role offers the secretary of state a chance to boost voter participation in Washington’s all-mail elections. “I would actively be a voice to remind people about getting out to vote and about how important it is to increase the conversation about civic education throughout the school year, and use my effort and energy to look at where we are underrepresented in voters — whether that’s a particular popu-

lation or a particular part of the state,” Drew said. Reed assumed the office 11 years ago and steered the state through the tumultuous 2004 contest between Gregoire and Dino Rossi — the closest gubernatorial race in U.S. history. (Rossi, a Sammamish resident, lost a state Senate race to Drew in 1992, and then unseated her in 1996.) “I absolutely respect Secretary Reed,” Drew said. “He has handled some very challenging situations and close votes with a very fair and impartial and approach. I respect that, and would want to continue that.” The field to succeed Reed also includes Democrat Jim Kastama, a state senator from Puyallup; Zack Hudgins, a state representative from Tukwila; and Republican Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman. The primary in the race, and for other state and local offices, is Aug. 7, 2012. Drew and husband Steve Drew, Thurston County assessor, reside in Olympia. Son Philip serves in AmeriCorps and is participating in the national service program in Hartford, Conn.

more than 1,800 survey responses — a record for Countywide Community Forums, a nonprofit organization in partnership with King County government. “This is the first time Countywide Community Forums has provided a grant incentive program for nonprofit organizations in our community,” John Spady, citizen coordinator for the program, said in a statement. “We are very pleased with the strong participation levels, and thanks to the hard work of our partners, we have awarded $7,700 in grants and more than doubled survey responses from

CCF’s best round in October 2010.” The food bank intends to use the grant to upgrade service for clients. “The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank will be using our $500 grant for technology improvements,” Executive Director Cori Kauk said in a statement. “We are improving our technology so that we can be more efficient, track data, work smarter and improve our communications. All of which helps us do business better, which helps us better serve our clients and community in the long run.”

Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

Just before Veterans Day, King County Council members extended salary and benefits for county employees serving as National Guard and reserve service members. The council approved legislation to cover all county employees called to active duty. For some county employees, being called to active duty means taking a pay cut, because their military salary is less than their county compensation — a particular challenge if the service member is the only wage earner in his or her household. Under the legislation, county employees called to active duty become eligible for military leave

differential pay if their military pay is less than their county income. The employees can continue to receive full health and other benefits through the county as well. Councilmen Bob Ferguson and Joe McDermott, alongside County Executive Dow Constantine, developed the ordinance. “Individuals who answer the call to serve our nation deserve our appreciation and support,” Ferguson said in a statement. “County employees and their families should not bear the burden of being forced to make do with less, while also worrying about their own or a loved one’s safety overseas.” In 2010, 29 county employees

departed for active military duty. “I am pleased that this legislation will allow us to do all that we can to support those who serve our country,” Constantine said in a statement. “I thank our employees who are devoted to public service, through both King County government and the military.” The ordinance codifies a county policy put into place by executive order shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The earlier policy, however, only applied to county employees serving in the military on or before the attacks. The updated measure applies to all county employees serving in the military.

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“Fill that truck” will be the rallying cry of Eastside Fire & Rescue workers this weekend. Starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 25, Eastside hopes to fill a 24-foot moving truck with food and winter clothing for donation to those in need. Firefighters will set up the truck at Issaquah Commons on Northwest Gilman Boulevard. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 27. Eastside’s shopping list includes the following: new or gently used children’s clothing;

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and other things — although we have a lot of communication — we don’t always catch things,” Frisinger said. “It’s very critical to be as effective as we can, so I think that having a deputy administrator work in that particular role would be important.” Staffers said communication is often disjointed across municipal departments, due to differences in organization, style and, notably, distance. Municipal government is spread across a downtown City Hall, City Hall Northwest and other buildings. Because unifying multiple departments into fewer buildings is all but impossible, consultants said employees should focus on improved communications. “We all talk about the good old days when all of us were in one building, which was City Hall Northwest, and of course that still wasn’t all of us,” Frisinger said, because some departments remained offsite. The report urged city leaders to examine the 13 municipal boards and commissions, and consider merging some groups. In July, Frisinger selected Seattle consultant Moss Adams to examine the Building, Planning and Public Works Engineering departments,

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in addition to economic development efforts. The city spent $50,000 to conduct the study. Since Frisinger announced the reorganization study, Meneghini and Public Works Engineering Director Bob Brock retired. The impending retirements influenced the study timing. In the same period, Economic Development Manager Dan Trimble departed for a similar post in Burien. The openings present opportunities should city leaders decide to implement recommendations outlined in the Moss Adams report. “This report, however, is not an implementation plan,” Frisinger said in a memo accompanying the report. “It simply provides a menu of suggested recommendations and ideas. It’s up to the Mayor’s Office and — in some cases, the City Council — to select which recommendations will be implemented.” Moss Adams recommended staff reductions to reflect a change in funding for large-scale projects. “The disparity requires some type of correction, as the city is unable to afford all planned capital projects, and is overstaffed relative to the forecast,” the report states. The recommended staff reductions generated the most discussion among city leaders and inside City Hall after the report arrived. “We know that staff reductions mean people, and we want to be sensitive to the people who are

there,” Frisinger said in a later interview. “We also need to know if the departments see — which I think they said they did in Moss Adams — that there may be a need for reductions. We simply do not have the capital projects and the size of capital projects that we had at one point.” Moss Adams lauded the city for a “committed, hardworking and diligent staff” and the relationships between city employees and the community. The municipal workforce includes about 200 employees. Officials last laid off employees in late 2009 — and scaled back capital projects and trimmed expenses elsewhere across municipal government — in order to save about $7 million. The layoffs of 10 employees came after a hiring freeze and a voluntary severance program. The scope and timing of possible layoffs in the future remain undefined, although no reduction in the workforce is expected to occur in 2011. “We need to do something more structured than attrition,” Frisinger said. “It may be that somebody leaves a job whose function is extremely critical to a project or projects, and it would not be desirable to leave that particular function vacant.” Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.




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The Issaquah Press Overlake adds Issaquah medical office to Eastside clinics

Overlake Hospital Medical Center added the Issaquah Medical Group to a growing network of primary care clinics on the Eastside, hospital executives announced Nov. 18. Overlake renamed the medical office Overlake Medical Clinics Gilman. Leaders also added two primary physicians and an advanced registered nurse practitioner to the clinic at 450 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 201. “One of our main goals at Overlake

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is to provide our patients with the most convenient and cost-effective medical care possible,” Overlake CEO Craig Hendrickson said in a statement. “The addition of Overlake Medical Clinics Gilman to our network means that we now have seven medical clinics throughout the Eastside, with two more opening in Redmond in 2012, offering the community unparalleled access to stateof-the-art healthcare.” The regional clinics’ focus is to promote health and wellness. Overlake operates six other primary care clinics across the Eastside.

Issaquah’s zHome notches honor for sustainable wood The carbon-neutral community zHome earned a national honor for incorporating sustainable lumber to build the 10-unit community. The award from the Forest Stewardship Council U.S. recognized zHome as the best residential project. The city spearheaded zHome and relied on homebuilders to construct the townhouses in the Issaquah Highlands. The complex opened for tours in September. Builders used Forest Stewardship Council-certified lumber to construct almost all of the framing in zHome. Millwork incorporated certified maple from Michigan. The project team chose bamboo for flooring and tigerwood in the stair construction. Overall, 78 percent of the wood used in zHome met the certification. Builders used 9 percent salvaged wood in the construction. The council, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, announced the awards Oct. 5. The organization named the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Research Lab in Kamuela, Hawaii, the best commercial project. Organizers selected the projects based on the number of certified products used, the level of market transformation the projects achieved and the creativity in using the products.

City Council OKs trolley restoration contract City Council members put an oftdelayed project back on track Nov. 7 and awarded the contract to refurbish a vintage trolley to Gomaco Trolley Co. The council awarded the trolley restoration contract to Mukilteobased Advanced Construction in March, but the company defaulted on the contract. The city then negotiated a settlement to release Advanced Construction and select the next-lowest bidder for the restoration project. The council authorized $744,700 for the trolley project. The most recent contract calls for

Gomaco Trolley Co. — based in Ida Grove, Iowa — to rehabilitate the Lisbon No. 519 trolley car. The nonprofit Issaquah Valley Trolley Project is spearheading the restoration. The city oversees and administers the grant dollars used to fund the trolley project. Issaquah also owns the railroad corridor. The expected work on the car includes rehabilitation to the brakes, electrical system and structural components, plus transportation to and from the contractor’s facility to the historic Issaquah Train Depot. In late spring, crews from Lakebay-based Coast Rail started the process to rehabilitate downtown railroad tracks for the trolley.

Highlands Fiber Network rolls out faster service The fiber optic system in the Issaquah Highlands, the Highlands Fiber Network, is due to offer faster residential service — billed as the fastest Internet service available to any neighborhood in the United States. The system plans to launch the speedier service Dec. 1. Organizers said users should expect download connections of 1 gigabit per second. Seattle-based ISOMEDIA Inc., the Internet services provider and network operator for the Highlands Fiber Network, developed faster service plans in response to residents’ feedback and increasing demands for network and Internet bandwidth. The owners of Highlands Fiber Network, highlands developer Port Blakely Communities, and the residents’ HFN Advisory Council unanimously supported the development. “This new, faster Internet service will bring more convenience and connectedness for our residents,” René Ancinas, president of Port Blakely Communities and CEO of Port Blakely Companies, said in a statement. “As a vibrant community known for progressive features and amenities, this enhances Issaquah Highlands’ attractiveness as a very desirable place to live, work and play.”

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Breaking down

Motel 6 launches teddy bear roundup

BARRIERS Liberty graduate inspires girls through GoGirlGo! program By Emily Baer

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he Women’s Sports Foundation’s GoGirlGo! program has supported more than 3,000 girls in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties in becoming active, healthy and confident since January 2010, according to Seattle Director Sherri Gazzit. The Seattle office is one of four branches in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and New York City. Nationally, the program has set its sights on getting 1 million girls healthy, active and confident. The 2-year-old Seattle office is already contributing significantly to the effort. GoGirlGo! encourages girls to get active by providing volunteers with a free curriculum that enables them to lead groups of girls in activities and discussions about physical, mental and emotional health. “It’s a free curriculum that gets girls talking abut issues that are a barrier to getting involved in activity or that come up as they get older in our society,” said Issaquah resident Chrissy Hughes, a student at Seattle Pacific University and GoGirlGo! intern. The program is designed so each session begins with a famous female athlete’s story regarding the session’s theme. Topics include body image, movement, physical activity, drugs and alcohol, nutrition and bullying. Stories are followed by discussions, and then relevant activities. Sessions conclude with some sort

Motel 6 presents its fourth annual Great Teddy Bear Roundup, supporting local law enforcement officials, fire departments, hospitals and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Drop off new small to mediumsized teddy bears through Dec. 8 at the Motel 6, 1885 15th Place N.W. The teddy bears are donated to local service agencies to comfort children experiencing stressful or traumatic situations. “We are grateful for the support of our guests and those in the community who have generously donated teddy bears for the cause over the past few years,” said Jim Amorosia, CEO of Motel 6 and Studio 6. “Local police, fire departments and social services are invaluable to our communities, and we are honored to support their efforts in comforting children in need.” Over the past three years, the Great Teddy Bear Roundup has gathered more than 32,000 teddy bears, benefiting communities across the U.S. and Canada. “It’s a pleasure for us to support our community in such a simple way,” said Phil Morris, general manager of the Issaquah Motel 6. “The teddy bears we collect make a big difference in children’s lives so we encourage our community to support our efforts by donating new teddy bears at Motel 6.” Call 392-8405 to learn more.

of physical activity that allows the group to try a new form of exercise every week. Hughes, who graduated from Liberty High School three years ago, talked about the ways girls in Issaquah may benefit from GoGirlGo! “I was a competitive figure skater and I didn’t have time to commit to anything else,” Hughes said. “I think it’s the same for other girls who are scared to try new things or to commit to an entire season of a sport. GoGirlGo! shows girls how to get their bodies moving in a way that’s fun. It tries to target girls that are inactive and gives them a slow introduction to physical activity.” Volunteer leaders in the Seattle area come from various outlets in the community, including the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of King, Snohomish and Pierce counties; churches; parent teacher student associations; and sports clubs. “The curriculum is tailored so really anyone can lead a group of girls,” Gazzit said. Leaders meet with their groups for an hour and a half every week for 10 weeks. The curriculum is constantly being updated and supplemented, and is available to anyone who has a desire to lead a group. Kits include colorful informational packets for 12 girls, as well as guides for group leaders. Curriculums vary by age group. GoGirlGo! currently has kits for girls BY GREG FARRAR

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Chrissy Hughes, Liberty High School graduate and Seattle Pacific University senior, visits a GoGirlGo! session in Redmond last week, where she interned over the summer as part of her exercise science major.

Starting Dec. 1, Issaquah Highlands Self Storage is donating space to and will be a new dropoff point for Eastside Baby Corner. Donations can be dropped off seven days a week at 910 N.E. High St. from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 295-2959 or go to www.issaquahhighlandsselfstorage.com. Items that will be accepted are gently used or new clothing and shoes for children, sizes newborn to 14; gently used or new small toys, 11 inches by 17 inches or less in diameter; and packaged disposable diapers. Baby Corner accepts donations of highchairs, strollers, port-acribs, bicycles and other goods for children at 1510 N.W. Maple St. Learn more by calling 865-0234 or go to www.babycorner.org.

Eastside homeless shelters open By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter The onset of dreary autumn weather and the approaching winter focused attention on the need for homeless shelters on the Eastside. Issaquah municipal government, plus local governments in other Eastside cities, faith groups and nonprofit organizations joined to form a shelter for local homeless people. Officials estimate about 300 to 500 people sleep outdoors on the Eastside each night. In order to offer homeless people a place to stay, the cities and other groups collaborated to open shelters in Bellevue. Organizers planned to open the shelters Nov. 2 and continue to offer a place to stay for homeless people through March 15. The shelters also offer clients a meal.

WHAT TO KNOW Eastside Winter Shelter for Homeless Men 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. nightly through March 15 St. Peter’s United Methodist Church 17222 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue Eastside Winter Shelter for Homeless Women and Families 8:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. nightly through March 15 Salvation Army 911 164th Ave. N.E., Bellevue “We want to first ensure the safety and health of all individuals and families in Bellevue and on the Eastside,” Emily Leslie,

Bellevue human services manager, said in a statement. “By providing shelter to homeless individuals and families, we’re offering a lifeline and helping them take a critical step on their journey out of homelessness.” In addition to the cities, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, The Sophia Way, Congregations for the Homeless, and other congregations and individuals came together to support the project. Organizers created separate shelters — both in Bellevue’s Crossroads area — for men and another for homeless women and families with children. The shelter for men can accommodate up to 50 clients and the other shelter can house up to 15 people. Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

The power of faith Strength Team member Andre Simms lifts two children, including Luis Lopez, right, at an event at Eastridge Church on Nov. 11. More than 300 people attended. The Strength Team’s ministers come from various athletic backgrounds, such as college football, professional football, bodybuilding, power lifting and professional bull riding.

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Jim Rockstad, a member of Issaquah Christian Church, stands next to a model house showing the mission work done with funds raised during the annual Christmas tree sales.

Annual Christmas tree sale benefits mission to Mexico The annual Christmas tree lot at Issaquah Christian Church will open at noon the day after Thanksgiving. The lot is on church property at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., a mile and a half south of the city limits. “Buy a Noble fir for a noble cause” at the lot where proceeds from sales support missions, including Mexico homebuilding. Each year, a team of adults and teens travel to Mexico in June to build homes there at no cost to those in need. This year, 38 adults and teenagers participated in the building of about 15 homes and a church near Tijuana. A model Mexico home has been constructed on the church property and people are encouraged to tour the model. The model home measures a scant 11-feet-by-22 feet — a castle to families south of the border who often live in cardboard boxes. The “Christmas tree lot with a

heart” has all sizes of trees, grown locally and fresh cut. A variety of trees will be on display including Noble, Douglas and Fraser firs. Also included this year will be some Grand firs, White pines, Norway spruces, Canaan and Nordman trees. Sizes vary from 3 to16 feet in height. On display will be various sizes of tree stands and a variety of heavenly ornaments; 25-foot long garland, wreaths, swags and crosses made of noble fir cuttings will also be available for customers this year. Hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and cookie treats will be served to all with ongoing Christmas songs to get everyone into the spirit of the Christmas season. Hours of operation are from noon-9 p.m. Nov. 25; and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 through Dec. 24. Call 392-5848 or go to www.iccweb.org.

Issaquah-area residents’ Pearl Harbor memories wanted The attacks on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, propelled the United States’ entry into World War II and reshaped history. In addition to the tragedies in Hawaii, the attack left indelible memories for people across the nation, including in Issaquah. Now, as the attacks’ 70th anniversary approaches, The Issaquah Press is seeking Pearl Harbor memories from local residents about how the events impacted them for upcoming coverage of the milestone. Email your contact information to editor@isspress.com by Dec. 2, or contact the newspaper on Twitter at www.twitter.com/issaquahpress, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/issaquahpress.

Kiwanis Club hosts coat drive The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah is holding a coat and shoe drive throughout November. The drive runs through Nov. 30 and donations benefit the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Coats and shoes — in adult’s and children’s sizes — should be clean, and new or gently used. Donation sites include The Issaquah Press, 45 Front St. S.; the Issaquah Gilman branch of Key Bank, 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite A; and AtWork! Issaquah Operations, 690 N.W. Juniper St.


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Eagle for Thanksgiving Celebrate Thanksgiving with football, friends and a complimentary community traditional Thanksgiving feast at the Eagles Club, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at 175 Front St. N. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. Members and nonmembers are invited to share a dish or simply drop in and enjoy! Free to all. Call 392-6751.

Events The Fifth Annual evo “Barnstorm” Ski & Snowboard Blowout Sale is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Nov. 27 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.E. Admission is free. Go to http://culture.evo.com/2010/11/ evos-2010-barnstorm-sale. Emerald City Ringers present “Winter Wonderland” — a handbell concert for the holidays with full bell choir, plus bell ensembles, music for hammered dulcimer and more — at 4 p.m. Nov. 27 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Suggested donations are $8 senior for students, $10 for adults, $5 per child and $25 per family. Refreshments will be served. Learn more by calling 392-4169. Festival of the Nativities, including a display of more than 500 nativity sets from around the world, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and features contributions by local residents, is from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, from noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3, and from 12:306:30 p.m. Dec 4. The Seattle Bell Choir will provide special choral performances, and family activities for children of all ages will be offered. Admittance is free. The event is off of Interstate 90, across from Bellevue College and behind the LDS temple, 15205 S.E. 28th St. The Issaquah History Museums’ eighth annual Holiday Open House is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Issaquah Train Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E. There will be a holiday craft fair, live music, refreshments and even a visit by Santa. Call 392-3500. Issaquah branch of the American Association of University Women's general membership meeting is at 10 a.m. Dec. 3, in the Evergreen Room at Timber Ridge at Talus, 100 Timber Ridge Way N.W. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie's second Nobel Prize, come enjoy Carole Berg's spirited enactment of Madame Curie. Food and money will be collected for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Guests are welcome. Email issaquah@aauw-wa.org. The third annual Happy Valley Arts & Crafts Fair, including artists from Issaquah and Sammamish selling pottery, prints, jewelry, fiber arts, clothing and more is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3. Also visit inspiring young artists in the Youth Vendor area. The fair is at Happy Valley Grange, 19720 N.E. 50th St., Redmond (near the Gray Barn nursery). Go to www.happyvalleyfair.com. Master Chorus Eastside presents “The Many Worlds Of Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Eastlake Performing Arts Center,

400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. Tickets are $15 to $20. Call 3928446 or go to www.masterchoruseastside.org. Santa is coming to The Grange for pictures with pets and people from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Each guest will receive one complimentary instant color print. There will also be crafts for children, including cookie decorating. All activities are free. The Grange is at 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-6469. Community Blood Drive, Swedish Medical Center Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive. There will be a Bloodmobile in the parking lot by the main entrance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed 12:30-1:30 p.m.) Dec. 8. Make an appointment online at www.psbc.org/programs/ drive.asp?URL=3694. The Overlake Alumnae Panhellenic annual scholarship luncheon is at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Overlake Golf and Country Club, 8000 N.E. 16th St., Medina. The cost of the event is $50 for bridge, with foursomes prearranged by attendees, and $45 for the luncheon only. Bridge players should arrive no earlier than 10 a.m. and bring their own cards and score pads. RSVP by Nov. 28 at 454-3769. Dessert Theatre presents the Taproot Theatre Co. production of “Christmas In Flight” at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Foothills Baptist Church, 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Tickets are $8 each or $25 per family. Go to www.foothillschurch.net or call 392-5925. Join YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish for an evening of sweet inspiration showcasing imaginative gingerbread houses created by local chefs from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. This festive event features delectable foods, fine wines, and silent and live auctions hosted by Northwest personality John Curley. Visit www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=903 for more details. Merchant Mamas Holiday Craft Bazaar, presenting a treasure chest of crafts from exquisite knits to dazzling jewelry, priced reasonably from $5 to $35, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10, Issaquah Highlands YWCA, 930 N.E. High St., www.rovinfiddlers.com/merchantmamas.html. Memorial Bells, of Our Savior Lutheran Church, will join with Musicians in our Midst to present a musical gift to the congregation and community at 3 p.m. Dec. 18. This will be a musical journey through the Advent and Christmas season in lessons and carols. Listen to and sing the favorites of the season. Holiday refreshments

St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church will host the annual Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at 325 S.E. Darst St. Participating churches include Community Church of Issaquah, Mountain Creek Christian Fellowship, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and Our Savior Lutheran Church. A reception will follow the service.

Fundraisers The Salvation Army and Bartell Drugs team up to bring holiday cheer to children in need during the “Toy 'N' Joy” drive through Dec. 11. Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to age 17 at all 58 Bartell Drugs locations, including the Issaquah store at 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. They will be distributed to low-income children and youths the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s toy warehouses. Learn more at www.bartelldrugs.com. Sleep Country presents its Secret Santa Toy Drive for Foster Kids. Bring donations of new, unwrapped gifts to the Issaquah location at 730 N.W. Gilman Blvd. through Dec. 11. Go to www.sleepcountry.com. AAA’s fourth annual Soap for Hope campaign collects unused and unopened toiletry items and distributes them to persons in need via local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations. Donations may be dropped off at the AAA Issaquah office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 102, through the end of the year. New, full- and sample-sized toiletry items, such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and deodorant will be accepted. Go to www.aaawa.com/about/ newsroom/relations/soapforhope/index.asp.

Classes Encompass offers the following parenting classes this fall at its main campus, 1407 Boalch Ave. N.W., North Bend (unless otherwise noted). Go to www.encompassnw.org or call 888-2777. “Making the Magic Last,” 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30 “Strengthening Families: The Big Transition to Middle School,” 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7 through Dec. 19 ArtEAST offers the following workshops at 95 Front St. N. Go to www.arteast.org. “Figure Drawing Open Studio” 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, $65 “Art for the Soul,” 9:30 a.m. to noon, every other Friday, $18

Sammamish library The following events take place at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E. “Bookmaking for Kids with Seattle Center for Book Arts,” for ages 6 and up, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, register online by Dec. 5. “The Reindeer and the Dreidel Puppet Show,” presented by Dragon Theater Puppets for all ages, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22 “Joyful Noise! with the Noiseguy,” Presented by Charlie Williams the Noiseguy for ages 5 and up, 3 p.m. Dec. 27 “Professor Payne’s Amazing Flea Circus & Magic Show!” presented by Payne Fifield for ages 5 and up, 3 p.m. Dec. 29

Jade Irey and Ashley Hamilton Hamilton, Irey Ashley Hamilton, of Benton City, and Jade Irey, of Issaquah, were married Nov. 11, 2011, at the Pine Lake Community Club. The Rev. Stephanie Adams officiated. A reception followed at the Pine Lake Community Club. The bride is the daughter of Lisa Hamilton and Michael Waine, of West Richland, and Issaquah. The bridesmaids were Brianna Waine (sister, of Issaquah), Haley Yarbrough (friend, of Bellevue) and Shawna Mokler (friend, of Kirkland). The groomsmen were Anthony Stephenson (friend, of Renton), Xavier Dela'O (friend, of Seattle) and Toby Knight (cousin, of Renton). The couple honeymooned in Leavenworth. The bride graduated from Issaquah High School in 2006, and attended Seattle Central Community College. The groom graduated from Issaquah High School in 2007, and attended Renton Technical College.

C OLLEGE NEWS Local student receives scholarship from WSU Ram Kandasamy, the son of Sivagami and Ramiah Kandasamy, of Sammamish, was awarded a $1,000 Auvil Undergraduate Scholars Fellowship by the University College at Washington State University. Students receiving the award must be prospective, novice or experienced researchers and should have an identified faculty mentor. Kandasamy graduated from Skyline High School in 2008. He plans to graduate from WSU in May 2012 with degrees in neuroscience and psychology. At WSU, Kandasamy was the recipient of the WSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Grant and the WSU Psychology Department Grant.

Local student receives physics research grant Daniel Giles, of Issaquah, a junior physics major at Westminster College, in New Wilmington, Penn., received an undergraduate research grant from Westminster’s Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Giles’ project, “Sights of the Changing Universe,” is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Oberst, Westminster assistant professor of physics. Giles is a son of Rhinee Yeung, of Issaquah, and a graduate of Issaquah High School.

Meet Lacey! This 8-monthold black Lab mix is one smart pup. She knows sit, down, and she walks nicely on her leash. Lacey’s luscious fur and desire to get close to you makes her the perfect cuddle companion. Her playful personality will keep you on the go, too!

Meet Almond Roca! This 4year-old orange tabby girl loves to play — she will pounce on anything that moves, especially balls, wand toys and even your loose shoelace. Shelby can be one snuggly sweetie, too; she’ll crawl up on your lap to nuzzle while you pet her.



These pets may already have been adopted by the time you see these photos. If you’re interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 641-0080, go to www.seattlehumane.org or email humane@seattlehumane.org. All adopted animals go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, with 30 days of free pet health insurance and a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

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Kayla Foremski named scholar athlete of the month

Kayla Foremski, a senior at Issaquah High School, has been selected as the Red Robin Scholar Athlete of the Month by the Issaquah Booster Club Kayla Foremski and Red Robin Restaurant. Laura Halter, Issaquah swim and dive coach, nominated Foremski, writing, “Kayla is one of the main reasons the swim team at IHS is the current KingCo sportsmanship award winner. She has always demonstrated great sportsmanship towards all of the other teams, their coaches and all officials. She is currently the captain of the team and has been doing a fabulous job all season. She is especially skilled in her communication with her team and coaches. She is often found watching and cheering on all of her teammates at the meets. She leads by example in the pool by taking her workouts very seriously and making sure everyone is working together.” Foremski qualified for three events at the district meet. She dropped time in all her events, and her 200 freestyle relay team finished first overall. Foremski also participates in club lacrosse. She joined the

Santa Claus is coming to Issaquah Commons This holiday season, Arthur and Associates continues its decadeslong tradition of providing Santas and accompanying professional photographers at locations in the area, including a workshop in the Issaquah Commons, 975 N.W. Gilman Blvd., (between Panera Bread and Chico’s.) from Nov. 25 through Dec. 24. According to Arthur and Associates, credited with being the first to boost small children onto

lacrosse team her freshman year and plays defense and midfield. In addition to excelling in athletics, Foremski has earned a 3.86 grade point average, which earned her a Scholar Athlete Award all four years. She is in the National Honor Society and served on the ASB Class Council. As an active community volunteer, Foremski also volunteers as a leader at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.

Helen Radliff and Scott Kleven Issaquah resident wins Salmon Days remodel drawing Helen Radliff (left), of Issaquah, recently received a $5,020.11 check from Scott Kleven, of Johnson Brothers Construction, as the random-drawing prize winner of JBC’s Salmon Days contest, celebrating its first year as an Ohfishal Salmon Days Spawnsor. The prize can be applied toward any remodel project. JBC has more than 30 years of experience in renovations, remodels, additions, redesigns, raising, lowering and finishing home projects.

Santa’s knee for the annual portrait, Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographer Art French opened Arthur and Associates in 1943 in a downtown Seattle department store. French continued to take Santa photos for the next 20 years, until the Viydo family, which has operated the firm since 1962, purchased the company. Learn more, including specific hours, at www.santaphotos.com. Click on “locations” for information about the Issaquah Commons site.

Coat & Shoe Drive

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. Call 392-2381.

Help fill the racks at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank with a good selection of children’s and adults warm jackets, coats and shoes. Donated coats & shoes should be clean and new or gently used.

Drop off locations:

A community service project of Kiwanis Club of Issaquah

AtWork! - 690 NW Juniper Street Columbia Athletic - 2930 228th Ave SE. Eastside Audiology - 49 Front Street N. FootZone - 755 NW Gilman Blvd. Hilton Garden Inn - 1800 NW Gilman Blvd. Michael Hawkins, DDS - 4540 Klahanie Dr. SE Liberty High School - Main Office Key Bank - 405 NW Gilman Blvd. Sammamish Club - 2115 NW Poplar Way Starbucks - 725 NW Gilman Blvd. US Bank - 1295 NW Gilman Blvd.




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Natalie Eileen Todd

April 20, 1984 – Oct. 22, 2011 Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. Born in Bellevue, Natalie spent most of her life in Redmond and the Snoqualmie Valley. Natalie Todd Natalie is survived by her mother Colleen Todd; her father and step-mother Richard and Marjorie Todd; her sisters Corrina Black, Jodie Barber and

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ages 8-15, but will expand the age range to 5-18 in November. “Based on the feedback we’ve heard, the community really appreciates the fact that our curriculum changes to fit each age range,” Gazzit said. “It’s always being updated, so organizations that can’t afford to constantly buy new curriculums can come to us and get it for free.” GoGirlGo! also awards grants to groups and organizations that run its curriculum. The money is used to purchase athletic equipment, snacks and anything else that might aid in weekly discussions and activities. Last year, GoGirlGo! gave $100,000 in grants to King, Snohomish and Pierce county communities. This year, it will give $20,000. Grant money comes from the Women’s Sports Foundation and other donors. Nationally, GoGirlGo! has given more than $5.6 million in funding to girl-serving organizations. Recently, the United States Department of Justice donated to the GoGirlGo! Seattle branch. “The Department of Justice gave funds to GoGirlGo! because they believe that if girls are taking care of themselves, they aren’t going to end up in juvy,” Gazzit said. “It’s a prevention tool.” She said that next year she hopes to reach another 2,000 to 3,000 girls and to continue to work with other organizations that are working toward achieving similar goals.

Nicki McFadden; her brother Rich Todd; her step-sister and step-brother Sabrina and Eythan Frost; one niece; and two nephews. Natalie loved her family, friends and all her animals. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and laughter. Memorial services will be held at Flintoft's Funeral Home in Issaquah on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Natalie’s name to Valley Animal Partners, www.valleyanimalpartners.com. Full obituary is available at www.flintofts.com or visit the Natalie Todd Memorial page on Facebook.

“There is a real need in the community. When I saw the curriculum I really liked it, but I wondered how well it would work in a real setting,” Gazzit said. “What I found is that girls really like it. It’s important that we take a different approach with girls than with boys. Girls start to drop out of sports in junior high because they’re embarrassed or they don’t want to be masculine.” Hughes, who is majoring in exercise science and minoring in women’s studies, said her belief in the need to get girls active was reaffirmed by what she experienced during her internship with GoGirlGo! She talked about a specific instance she observed while working behind the GoGirlGo! booth at Spokane’s National Night Out campaign. She led a series of one-minute challenges where participants did as many jumping jacks, situps and push-ups as they could in 20 seconds each. “It was very simple — you didn’t have to reach a certain number,” she said. “I was surprised at the number of girls who were resistant because they felt embarrassed.” But no girl should feel uncomfortable about being active, she said. “It makes me so sad because there are so many more benefits to being active than what our society says — which is primarily that exercise is good for losing weight,” Hughes said. “GoGirlGo! shows girls how fun physical activity can be, no matter what level they are at.” Emily Baer is a former intern for The Issaquah Press. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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A Deeper Well discussion group: 8 p.m. last Tuesday, Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way, 392-4169, ext. 105 American Rhododendron Society, Cascade Chapter: 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, 391-2366 Amateur Radio Club: first Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. Issaquah Valley Senior Citizens Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way ArtEAST: 6:30 p.m. first Monday, Up Front Art Gallery, 95 Front St. N., www.arteast.org or 392-3191 Beaver Lake Community Club: 7 p.m. first Monday, Issaquah Lodge at Beaver Lake Park, 25101 S.E. 24th St., www.beaverlake.org Blue Ribbon 4-H Club: first Friday, 6-8 p.m., Cedar River Middle School, 432-4709 Cascade Mountain Men: 8 p.m., second Tuesday, Issaquah Sportsman’s Club, 600 S.E. Evans St., club shoots noon, the third Monday, www.cascademountainmen.com Cascade Republican Women’s Club: 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday, September through June, Sammamish Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive, 861-7910 GFWC Cascade Women’s Club: 7 p.m. second Thursday in member’s home, 989-8603 or www.gfwccascadewomensclub.org Daughters of the American Revolution, Cascade Chapter: 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday, Bellevue Red Lion Inn, 11211 Main St., 454-1350 Eastside Chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG): 7-9 p.m. third Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 206-325-7724, www.bellevue-pflag.org Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council: noon second Tuesday, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue, 747-3031 Eastside Camera Club: 7 p.m. third Thursday, St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue, www.eastsidecameraclub.com Eastside Genealogy Society: 7:30 p.m. second Thursday, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wakcegs Eastside Mothers and More: Second Tuesday 7-9 p.m., Eastshore Unitarian Church, Room E202, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue, wwweastsidemothersand-

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more.org. Eastside Welcome Club: 10 a.m. first Wednesday, Barbara 868-2851 Elks Lodge No. 1843: 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-1400 Fraternal Order of Eagles: steak night (every second Friday), prime rib (every fourth Friday), monthly poker tourneys, special holidays and fundraisers open to the public, 175 Front St. N., 3926751. New members welcome. Friends of the Issaquah Library: 7 p.m. second Wednesday, djstein@operamail.com Friends of the Sammamish Library: 5:15 p.m. the first Thursday in the library meeting room, 825 228th Ave. N.E., 868-3057 Issaquah Amateur Radio Club: 7 p.m. first Wednesday, Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, www.qsl.net/w7bi Issaquah Business Builders: 7:30 a.m. first and third Thursday, IHOP Restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, 785-0984, www.issaquahnetworking.com Issaquah Community Network: 5:30 p.m. first Monday, Hailstone Feedstore, 232 Front St. N., 391-0592 Issaquah Garden Club: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Wednesday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., info@issaquahgardenclub.org Issaquah Ham Radio Support Group: 7 p.m. fourth Monday at the Issaquah Police Station, 130 E. Sunset Way, talk-in at 146.56 MHz at 7 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., www.qsl.net/w7bi Issaquah Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday, 175 Front St. N., 3926751 Issaquah Emblem Club: 7 p.m. first and third Wednesday, Elks Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-1400 Issaquah Guild of Children’s Hospital: 11 a.m. third Thursday, Elk’s Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 427-0913 Issaquah Quilters: 10 a.m. to noon second and fourth Friday, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., info@issaquahquilters.com Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Monday, Sportsmen’s Clubhouse, 23600 S.E. Evans St., 392-3311 Issaquah Valley Grange: 7:30 p.m. second & fourth Monday, Issaquah Myrtle Mason Lodge Hall,

57 W. Sunset Way, 392-3013 Issaquah Valley Rock Club: last Friday, September through June, Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Information@issaquahrockclub.org Issaquah Women’s Club: 9:30 a.m. first Thursday, September through June, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., 3927016 or 391-5961, www.issaquahwomensclub.org La Leche League of Issaquah: 10 a.m. first Tuesday, Overlake Medical Center Issaquah, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., www.lllusa.org/web/ sammamishwa.html Last Supper: Group meeting for Italian food, language and culture, last Monday 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Montalcino Ristorante Italiano, 15 N.W. Alder Place, 281-1632 or samlder1@gmail.com Monthly Moms Group with Dr. Rachel: 9-10 a.m. second Wednesday, Issaquah Coffee House, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., No. 46. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): 9:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Thursdays, Mary, Queen of Peace, 121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish, 391-3453. Myrtle Masonic Lodge No. 108: 7:30 p.m. third Thursday, Lodge Hall, 57 W. Sunset Way, Secretary@MyrtleLodge108.org Optimist Club of Issaquah: 6-7 p.m. first Wednesday at Shanghai Garden and 5-7 p.m. third Tuesday at Issaquah Food Bank, getinvolved@optimists.org Puget Sound Smocking Guild: first Saturday, through June, Mercer Island Community Center, 3912581 or www.smocking.org REX, for those with special needs: 2-4 p.m. first Sunday, St. Joseph parish hall, 200 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W., 392-5682 Sammamish Heritage Society: Pine Lake Community Center, regular meeting second Wednesday, 260-9804, www.iinet.com/shs

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Sammamish Presbyterian MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): first and third Monday, mothers of children (birth to kindergarten) are welcome to join, 466-7345 Sammamish Garden Club: second Tuesday, 836-0421 or cathywebst@aol.com Social Justice Book Group: 10 a.m. third Monday at Bellewood Retirement Home, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah, invasivesout@hotmail.com Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436: 7 p.m. third Tuesday, Issaquah Valley Senior Center: 75 N.E. Creek Way, 837-9478 West Lake Sammamish Garden Club: 10 a.m. second Thursday, 641-9084

Every week A Toast to the Lord — a faithbased Toastmasters club: 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, Eastside Fire & Rescue Station No. 83, 3425 Issaquah – Pine Lake Road S.E., 427-9682, orator@live.com American Association of University Women: meets once a month at various locations, 2718678, issaquah@aauw-wa.org Greater Issaquah Toastmasters Club No. 5433: 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Bellewood Retirement Home, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., issaquahtm@gmail.com Guide Dogs for the Blind: 6 p.m. some Sundays, Issaquah Police Station Eagle Room, 644-7421 Issaquah Alps Trail Club: www.issaquahalps.org Issaquah History Museums: 392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org Issaquah Library: 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-5430 Issaquah Networkers: 7:308:30 a.m. every other Wednesday, IHOP restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, www.IssaquahNetworkers.com

Sunday Worship 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM Sunday School for all ages 9:45 AM • Youth Programs • Study Groups • Confirmation • Global Missions • Music • Community Outreach

LIVING GOD’S LOVE 745 Front Street South, Issaquah Phone: 425-392-4169 www.oslcissaquah.org

During this season of Thanksgiving,

Life Enrichment Options (LEO) wishes to thank these great businesses which are currently employing persons with developmental disabilities from the greater Issaquah area. The following employers deserve our business and appreciation. They have not only welcomed these employees into their teams, but have also jointly cooperated with their supported employment agencies and job coaches. We are proud of you! Each day you give persons with developmental disabilities the dignity that comes from earning a living and doing their part in our community.

Our sincere thank you to the following businesses: Albertsons , Eastgate AtWork! Burger King , Issaquah City of Issaquah Costco Headquarters Costco Warehouse, Issaquah Denny’s Restaurant on Gilman Eastridge Christian Assembly Encompass Northwest Eurest Dining Services Evergreen Ford Fred Meyer, Issaquah Gilman Auto Body Hilton Garden Inn Home Depot, Issaquah Issaquah Brew Pub Issaquah Kiwanis Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Issaquah Press Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Issaquah School District Jubilee Farms Kids Country Day Care, Issaquah KinderCare, W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy

Lakeside Montessori La Petite Academy, Sammamish Lowe’s, Issaquah McDonalds on Gilman Michael’s Toyota of Bellevue Microsoft Mt. Si Sports and Fitness NAES (formerly North American Energy Service) National Etching North Bend Theater Old Navy, Factoria Panera Bread PCC Foods Pediatric Associates PetCo on Gilman PetSmart, in Issaquah Pine Lake Club Pitney Bowes Services Providence Marianwood QFC, multiple locations: Gilman Blvd, Pine Lake, Klahanie Regal Cinemas, Issaquah 9 Ridge Fitness, Snoqualmie

Rite Aid, Factoria River Dog Round Table Pizza, Issaquah Safeway, multiple locations: Issaquah, North Bend, Sammamish, Renton Highlands San Mar, Preston Sherm’s Barbeque Snoqualmie Casino Starbucks, multiple locations: Gilman, E. Lake Sammamish, Pine Lake, Sunset in Renton, Klahanie Village Target, Issaquah Tavon Center The Grange Trader Joe’s, Issaquah Tutta Bella, Issaquah Tweeds Cafe University House, Issaquah Zeek’s Pizza, Highlands

We apologize for any businesses we may have missed; feel free to correct our omission at leoorganization@gmail.com

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‘It feels so good’ Spartans win third girls 4A state soccer championship in four years behind goal of sub Lianna Simms By Matt Massey Special to The Seattle Times

BY CHRISTOPHER HUBER

Maddie Christ (left), Skyline High School senior midfielder, heads the ball in midair against a Bellarmine Prep player during the first half of the 4A state championship match Nov. 19 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

One went down, another stepped up. That has been the nature of the top-ranked Skyline High School girls soccer team. Not one of the Spartans care about the glory, just the result. Now, the Spartans will raise another championship banner for the third time in four years. Junior defender Lianna Simms, subbing for injured Jackie Wilson on the back line, notched a freekick gem in the 22nd minute as top-ranked Skyline turned back fifth-ranked Bellarmine Prep, 1-0, in the Class 4A state championship match Nov. 19 at Sparks Stadium. It was the fourth shutout in four state playoff games for Skyline, which outscored foes 5-0. The Spartans weathered an offensive push late from the Lions and posted the school's first unbeaten season in school history. "It's just so good to be a part of this team," said Simms, who was moved up from the junior varsity team midway through the season. "It feels so good to be state champs. We worked so hard for this goal." Simms provided a precision free kick from 18 yards on a tough angle to the right for a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute. She used her left foot to sweep the ball directly into BY CHRISTOPHER HUBER

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Tina Vargas, Skyline High School senior goalkeeper (left), can't contain her joy as she celebrates with teammate Nicole Candioglos after the Spartans won their third state title in four years.

Skyline rolls into semis with 52-17 win

Little Leaguer selected for USA Baseball tryouts Hiro Fujiwara is only one of three Washingtonians chosen for the event By Christina Lords Issaquah Press reporter

By Mason Kelley Seattle Times staff reporter When the Skyline High School football team lost to Sammamish rival Eastlake in Week 8, the Spartans fell out of the rankings and off the radar. While attention around the state turned to other programs, Skyline was left to look at where it was as a team and what was left to accomplish. The Spartans regrouped. They decided to cross off the wins one at a time the rest of the season. They made T-shirts to serve as reminders. After posting a 52-17 win against visiting Central Valley of Spokane Nov. 19 in the Class 4A quarterfinals, the Spartans can check off one more box, because they're heading to the semifinals for the seventh time in eight years. “We just did some soul searching after the Eastlake game and just broke it down,” Skyline coach Mat Taylor said. “The first week, our goal was to go 1-0, then 2-0. Today is 40. Now we get to cross out the 4-0 on the T-shirts the kids made and put 5-0.” Skyline booked another trip to the Tacoma Dome. The Spartans (9-3) will play secondranked Woodinville (12-0) next week, ensuring a KingCo team will play for the championship. “It’s been a tough year for us, all the adversity, but it feels great, going back to our second home,” said senior running back Damian Greene, who scored on screen passes of 57, See FOOTBALL, Page B5

BY GREG FARRAR

Kali Youngdahl (8), Liberty High School sophomore midfielder, is mobbed by teammates Mollie Cooke (left) and Kailiana Johnson after putting the Patriots up 2-0 with a goal in the sixth minute.

‘Further than it’s ever been’ Liberty takes second at 3A state soccer championship By Christina Lords Issaquah Press reporter

BY GREG FARRAR

Kendall Downing (10), Liberty High School senior midfielder, picks up and helps a crying junior forward Kailiana Johnson off the field after the Patriots’ soccer championship loss to Seattle Prep.

After the Liberty High School girls soccer team dropped its first match of the season to the Skyline Spartans on Sept. 6, the Patriots made a commitment to themselves — and each other. “We never wanted to feel that way again,” Liberty starting forward and co-captain Cassidy Nangle said. Eighteen straight victories, including the 1-0 win against Eastside Catholic Nov. 18 to catapult Liberty into the 3A state champi-

onship game, brought the Patriots closer to their ultimate goal: a state title. The Nov. 19 state championship at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup pitted experience against unfamiliarity as Liberty faced Seattle Prep, the defending state champions who have played in the title game five of the past six years. It was Liberty’s first time in the final game in the school’s 34-year history. After battling hard into the final seconds of the game, the Patriots fell to the Panthers, 3-2. And although it was an emotional finish to end the season, especially for graduating seniors, Nangle said the experience of making it to the finals will have lasting implications for Liberty soccer. “My junior year, we made it into the playoffs,” she said. See PATRIOTS, Page B6

If a baseball game is on, Hiro Fujiwara is watching it. While he grew up watching the Seattle Mariners, he said his favorite team right now is the Boston Red Sox. Someday, he hopes to be the one people watch — a goal not so far-fetched if he can continue to work hard, said Tom Chan, Issaquah Little League president. “Hiro has a lot of range and a strong arm,” Chan said. “He’s one of the top pitchers for sure in Little League at the All-Star level.” In September, the 13-year-old Pacific Cascade Middle School student joined 756 other players from across the country to participate in the 2011 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series. The series consists of players from three age groups that ultimately serve as an opportunity to be on one of USA Baseball’s national teams. USA Baseball is the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The organization selects and trains the World Baseball Classic Team and World Cup Team, national teams and the USA Baseball Women's National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year. After scouts came to watch Fujiwara in action locally, he was only one of three players from Washington to be chosen for the event. As part of the Northwest region team, Fujiwara competed against 12 other regions from across the country in the NTIS at

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Hiro Fujiwara (right), makes a play in a game this summer on the Issaquah Little League All-Stars. the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. “I don’t think I played my best,” he said. “But there was a lot of good players that I could learn from.” From the NTIS, USA Baseball invited a minimum of 32 players to future 14U, 16U and 18U National Team Trials opportunities with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent the country as part of Team USA. While Fujiwara wasn’t selected this time around, he said it only motivates him to hone his skills and do better next year. His favorite positions, shortstop and pitcher, accentuate his speed and agility, Fujiwara said. “He’s faster than lightning,” Chan said. “If you blink an eye, he’s already from first base to second base.” Fujiwara said he started playing baseball in pickup games during recess when he was in first grade. In second grade, he played on his first organized baseball team through the Issaquah Little League program, working his way into the Issaquah Little See LITTLE

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S COREBOARD 

Prep football

Final Standings League Season W L T Pts W L T Liberty* 14 0 0 42 18 2 0 Interlake 10 3 1 31 17 3 1 Lake Wash. 9 4 1 28 11 6 2 Mount Si 5 6 3 18 6 8 3 Bellevue 5 6 3 18 6 7 4 Mercer Island 3 9 2 11 3 12 2 Juanita 2 9 3 9 3 10 3 Sammamish 1 12 1 4 1 14 1 *league champion

CREST DIVISION League Season W L W L PF PA Eastlake* 4 0 10 2 433 185 Skyline 3 1 9 3 524 286 Issaquah 2 2 7 3 345 229 Newport 1 3 4 5 265 316 Redmond 0 4 0 9 117 394 CROWN DIVISION League Season W L W L PF PA Woodinville* 5 0 12 0 431 92 Bothell 4 1 6 4 298 184 Inglemoor 3 2 6 4 275 176 Roosevelt 2 3 4 5 170 206 Ballard 1 4 4 5 209 275 Garfield 0 5 1 8 69 316 *division champions Nov. 19 Games Woodinville 21, Union 9 Skyline 52, Central Valley 17 Lake Stevens 50, Eastlake 21

Class 4A State Tournament Quarterfinals Woodinville 21, Union 9 Skyline 52, Central Valley 17 Lake Stevens 50, Eastlake 21 Skyview 42, Bellarmine Prep 17 Semifinals Nov. 26 at Tacoma Dome Woodinville vs. Skyline, 1 p.m. Skyview vs. Lake Stevens, 7 p.m.

KingCo Conference 3A/2A Season W L 12 0 8 3 7 4 5 7 4 6 4 6 2 8 2 8

PF 492 396 226 351 253 272 189 162

PA 141 202 207 370 238 244 412 303

SEATTLE PREP 3, LIBERTY 2 Seattle Prep 3 0 – 3 Liberty 20–2 First half scoring: 1, Kiana Hafferty (Lib, Cassidy Nangle assist), 2:00; 2, Kali Youngdahl (Lib, Kimi Fry assist), 6:00; 3, Sarah Schwaegler (SP, Jenay McAuley assist), 21:00; 4, SP, own goal; 5, Kalynn Huebner (SP, Sarah Coluccio assist), 35:00. EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 1, MEADOWDALE 0 Meadowdale 00–0 Eastside Catholic 1 0 – 1 First half scoring: 1, Shelby Newell (EC, unassisted), 38:00. Shutout: Nemo Thomas (EC).

2A State Tournament At Shoreline Interlake 1, Archbishop Murphy 0, semifinals Interlake 1, Cedarcrest 0, first, second

Prep volleyball KingCo Conference 4A ALL-LEAGUE TEAM First team OH Sarah O’Connor, Roosevelt, Sr. OH Peircen Lundquist, Bothell, Sr. OH Jazmine Johnson-McCoy, Garfield, Sr. OH Sam Rogers, Issaquah, Sr. OH Maddie Magee, Skyline Sr. OH Ali Forde, Woodinville, Sr. MH Casey Schoenleim, Newport, Soph. L Sophia Black, Garfield, Jr. S Maile Munro, Roosevelt, Sr. Second Team OH Anna Gorman, Eastlake, Jr. OH Anna Crabtree, Newport, Soph. OH Halle Erdahl, Skyline, Jr. MH Kristen Lane, Roosevelt, Jr. MH Shannon Wheeler, Newport, Sr. OP Katrina Lane, Roosevelt, Jr. S Emily Freed, Newport, Soph. S Allie Hadley, Bothell, Sr. S Madison Stoa, Skyline, Sr. L Justice Magraw, Redmond, Sr. Honorable mention Eastlake: Taylor Finlon, Sarah Pellicano. Issaquah: McKenzie Bostic, Lindsey Ferguson. Skyline: Molly Mounsey. Special honors MVP: Sarah O’Connor, Roosevelt Defensive player of the year: Sophia Black, Garfield Coach of the year: Jeremy Brown, Newport

ALL-LEAGUE TEAM First Team OH Sarah McDonald, Mount Si, Sr. OH Lindsay Carr, Mount Si, Soph. OH Kori Maitlen, Interlake, Sr. OH Lorial Yeadon, Mercer Island, Jr. OH Dana Michael, Juanita, Sr. OH Sara Lindquist, Mercer Island, Soph. S Lauren Smith, Mercer Island, Jr. S Jade Finau, Juanita, Jr. L Memie Huang, Bellevue, Sr. Second Team MB Kris Backmann, Mercer Island, Jr. MB Jackie Nelson, Interlake, Sr. MB Krista Galloway, Mount Si, Sr. MB Lottie MacAulay, Mercer Island, Jr. OH Maddie Lind, Lake Washington, Jr. OH Aspen Winegar, Liberty, Sr. S Alyssa Deardorff, Interlake, Sr. L Rachel Hayford, Mount Si, Jr. L Rachel Bowdle, Mercer Island, Sr. Honorable mention Liberty: Megan Tsutakawa, Taylor Weik. Mount Si: Kailey Capelouto, Lexie Read. Special honors MVP: Sarah McDonald, Mount Si Coach of the year: Bonnie Foote, Mount Si

Quarterfinals Bellevue 35, Lakes 14 Kamiakin 22, Kennewick 14 Camas 40, Meadowdale 0 O’Dea 19, Capital 16 Semifinals Nov. 25 at Tacoma Dome Camas vs. O’Dea, 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Kennewick Bellevue vs Kamiakin, 3 p.m.

Class 2A State Tournament Quarterfinals Lynden 55, Interlake 28

Prep girls soccer KingCo Conference 4A GF 43 36 25 20 16 21 21 30 16 13 11

LIBERTY 1, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC 0 Eastside Catholic 0 0 – 0 Liberty 10–1 First half scoring: 1, Kailiana Johnson (Lib, Cassidy Nangle assist), 16:00. Shutout: Macaire Ament (Lib).

KingCo Conference 3A/2A

Class 3A State Tournament

Final standings League Season W L T Pts W L T Skyline* 9 0 1 28 18 0 2 Issaquah 7 1 2 23 9 6 2 Redmond 5 4 1 16 8 7 3 Woodinville 4 4 2 14 7 4 3 Eastlake 3 2 5 14 7 3 8 Garfield 3 3 4 13 6 6 5 Roosevelt 4 5 1 13 5 8 3 Newport 3 6 1 10 5 9 2 Inglemoor 2 6 2 8 5 8 3 Bothell 2 6 2 8 4 8 2 Ballard 2 7 1 7 3 8 2 *regular season champion

GA 13 20 16 30 27 27 39 57

Nov. 18 Semifinals At Sparks Stadium, Puyallup Seattle Prep 2, Meadowdale 1 Liberty 1, Eastside Catholic 0 Nov. 19 Finals Eastside Catholic 1, Meadowdale 0, third, fourth Seattle Prep 3, Liberty 2, first, second

LAKE STEVENS 50, EASTLAKE 21 Lake Stevens 23 13 0 14 – 50 Eastlake 7 0 0 14 – 21 First Quarter LS – safety, bad snap out of end zone LS – Jake Nelson 3 run (Tanner Sellars kick) East – Keegan Kemp 6 run (John Kilburg kick) LS – Christian Gasca 37 pass from Nelson (Sellars kick) LS – Quincy Carroll 7 pass from Nelson (Sellars kick) Second Quarter LS – Shae Giddens 1 run (Sellars kick) LS – Gasca 32 pass from Nelson (kick blocked) Fourth Quarter East – Kemp 53 run (Kilberg kick) LS – Gasca 15 run (Sellars kick) East – Ryan Lewis 27 run (Kilberg kick) LS – Ryan Simoneaux 5 fumble return (Sellars kick)

GA 8 32 24 11 12 19 34 25 25 19 22

Metro League MOUNTAIN DIVISION All-Metro Team (Eastside Catholic selections) First team: OH Kameron McLain, Sr; L Marlena Norwood, Sr.. Second team: S Hannah Christie, Jr.; MB Mandy Mahan, Sr. Honorable mention: Nicole Boswell, Sarah Hill, Katherine Towslee.

Prep winter schedules Issaquah Eagles

4A State Tournament Nov. 18 Semifinals At Sparks Stadium, Puyallup Skyline 2, Tahoma 0 Bellarmine Prep 2, Gig Harbor 1 Nov. 19 Finals Tahoma 1, Gig Harbor 0, third, fourth Skyline 1, Bellarmine Prep 0, first, second SKYLINE 1, BELLARMINE PREP 0 Bellarmine Prep 0 0 – 0 Skyline 1 0 –1 First half scoring: 1, Lianna Simms (Sky, penalty kick), 22:00. Shutout: Tina Vargas (Sky). SKYLINE 2, TAHOMA 0 Tahoma 0 0 – 0 Skyline 0 2 – 2 Second half scoring: 1, Brooke Bofto (Sky, Sydne Tingey assist), 72:00; 2, Maddie Christ (Sky, penalty kick), 80:00. Shutout: Tina Vargas (Sky).

SPORTS CALENDAR

Issaquah Alps Trails Club GF 70 53 28 28 24 17 21 5

3A State Tournament

SKYLINE 52, CENTRAL VALLEY 17 Central Valley 3 7 0 7 – 17 Skyline 7 21 24 0 – 52 First Quarter Sky – Nic Sblendorio 10 pass from Max Browne (Sean McDonald kick) CV – Austin Rehkow 19 FG Second Quarter Sky – Browne 6 run (McDonald kick) Sky – Damian Greene 57 pass from Browne (McDonald kick) CV – Eli Wiecking 25 pass from Gaven Deyarmin (Rehkow kick) Sky – Greene 80 pass from Browne (McDonald kick) Third Quarter Sky – Greene 27 pass from Browne (McDonald kick) Sky – Taggart Krueger 30 pass from Trevor Barney (McDonald kick) Sky – McDonald 37 FG Sky – Isiah Richmond 12 pass from Nate Gibson (McDonald kick) Fourth Quarter CV – Anthony Brommer 15 pass from Deyarmin (Rehkow kick)

League W L Bellevue* 7 0 Mercer Island 6 1 Mount Si 5 2 Interlake 3 4 Liberty 3 4 Juanita 3 4 Sammamish 1 6 Lake Wash. 0 7 *League champion

Adult sports

KingCo Conference 3A/2A

KingCo Conference 4A

BOYS BASKETBALL Dec. 6: Issaquah at Woodinville, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9: Newport at Issaquah, 7 p.m. Dec. 10: Issaquah at Marysville-Pilchuck, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 16: Issaquah at Eastlake, 8 p.m. Dec. 20: Issaquah at Inglemoor, 7 p.m. Dec. 28-30: Issaquah at tournament Jan. 3: Garfield at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6: Skyline at Issaquah, 8 p.m. Jan. 10: Bothell at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Issaquah at Redmond, 8 p.m. Jan. 17: Issaquah at Roosevelt, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20: Issaquah at Newport, 8 p.m. Jan. 21: Redmond at Issaquah, 8 p.m. Jan. 27: Eastlake at Issaquah, 8 p.m. Jan. 31: Issaquah at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Ballard at Issaquah, 8 p.m. Feb. 7: Issaquah at KingCo tournament GIRLS BASKETBALL Nov. 29: Issaquah at Glacier Peak Jamboree, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1-4: Issaquah at tournament

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Nov. 24, 9 a.m., Lake Alice to Snoqualmie Falls, 6 miles, 50-foot elevation gain. Call 882-3435 ... Nov. 25, 10 a.m, Dogs Welcome Hike, 4-6 miles, 800- to 1,200-foot elevation gain. Call 481-2341 ... Nov. 26, 9 a.m., May Creek Trail in Newcastle, 2-3 miles, no elevation gain. Call 3691725 ... Nov. 27, 9:30 a.m., Rattlesnake Mountain, 5 miles, 1,400foot elevation gain. Call 837-1535. Cascade Bicycle Club Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Lake Sammamish Loop, 25 miles from Marymoor Park. Call 206-356-8134. Pickle ball Issaquah Parks provides pickle ball at the community center from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8-10 a.m. Saturdays. Rackets and nets are provided. Call 837-3000. Basketball Issaquah Parks has noontime hoops for players 16 and older from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the community center. There are noontime hoops for players 40 and older from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. There is also an open gym from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 8373300. Yoga Issaquah Parks provides yoga stretch classes from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the community center. Call 837-3300. Tennis Issaquah Parks holds the Tennis and Friends program for players 50 and over at Tibbetts Valley Park. Call 369-8332. Volleyball Issaquah Parks has an open gym for volleyball from 6-9 p.m. Mondays at the community center. Call 837-3300.

Youth sports/activities Soccer Issaquah Soccer Club is offering a winter development academy for players 7-8 years old. Go to www.issaquahsoccerclub.org. Dec. 7: Woodinville at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9: Newport at Issaquah, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10: Issaquah vs. Timberline at Highline CC Dec. 12: Edmonds-Woodway at Issaquah Dec. 16: Issaquah at Eastlake, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20: Issaquah at Inglemoor, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21: Issaquah at Juanita 6:45 p.m. Jan. 4: Issaquah at Garfield, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6: Skyline at Issaquah, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11: Issaquah at Bothell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Issaquah at Redmond, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18: Roosevelt at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20: Newport at Issaquah, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21: Redmond at Issaquah, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27: Eastlake at Issaquah, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1: Issaquah at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Ballard at Issaquah, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8: Issaquah at KingCo 4A Tournament GYMNASTICS Dec. 1: Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline at Mount Si, 7 p.m. Dec. 8: Issaquah, Newport at Woodinville, 7 p.m. Dec. 15: Newport, Redmond, Roosevelt at Issaquah, 7 p.m. Jan. 5: Garfield, Redmond at Issaquah, 7 p.m. Jan. 12: Issaquah, Bothell, Roosevelt at Eastlake, 7 p.m. Jan. 19: Issaquah, Ballard, Inglemoor at Redmond, 7 p.m. Jan. 26: Issaquah, Redmond, Skyline at Newport, 7 p.m. WRESTLING Dec. 1: Woodinville at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Issaquah at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8: Redmond at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13: Issaquah at Roosevelt, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5: Issaquah at Ballard, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11: Garfield at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Jan 12: Bothell at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17: Inglemoor at Issaquah, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19: Issaquah at Eastlake, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24: Issaquah at Newport, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26: Mount Si, Skyline at Issaquah, 6 p.m. Feb. 3-4: KingCo Conference 4A Tournament at Issaquah Feb. 11: Issaquah at 4A Regional Tournament Feb. 17-18: Issaquah at 4A State Tournament at Tacoma Dome BOYS SWIMMING Dec. 2: Issaquah at Ballard, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Issaquah at Newport (Mary Wayte Pool), 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8: Inglemoor at Issaquah (Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13: Issaquah at Redmond, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15: Woodinville at Issaquah (Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 6: Issaquah at Roosevelt (Evans Pool), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10: Eastlake at Issaquah (Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12: Bothell, Skyline at Issaquah (Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20: Issaquah at Garfield (Medgar Evers Pool), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27: Issaquah at KingCo 3A/4A Invitational (UW)

Liberty Patriots BOYS BASKETBALL Nov. 28: Liberty at Eastside Catholic Jamboree, 7 p.m. Nov. 29: Lake Stevens at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30: Liberty at Mariner, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 2: Liberty at Sammamish, 8 p.m. Dec. 6: Bellevue at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9: Liberty at Juanita, 8 p.m.

Swimming Issaquah Parks provides swimming lessons for all ages at the Julius Boehm Pool. Call 837-3350. Little League Issaquah Little League is registering players for 2012 baseball and softball teams. Go to www.issaquahlittleleague.org ... Sammamish Little League registering players for 2012 baseball, softball and Challenger teams. Register at www.Sammamishlittleleague.countmein.com. Basketball Issaquah Parks is currently registering players for winter season. Registrations for kindergarten through second grade must be done by Nov. 28. Turnouts begin Dec. 3. Call 837-3300 or 837-3388. Register at www.issaquahparks.net.

High school sports Football Nov. 26, 1 p.m., Woodinville vs. Skyline, 4A state semifinal in Tacoma Dome Gymnastics Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline at Mount Si Wrestling Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Woodinville at Issaquah, Skyline at Inglemoor; Dec. 3, 6:30 a.m., Skyline Dual Meet Tournament Boys swimming Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m., Interlake at Liberty (Boehm Pool); Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m., Issaquah at Ballard Boys basketball Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Liberty at Eastside Catholic Jamboree; Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Lake Stevens at Liberty; Nov. 30, 7:15 p.m., Liberty at Mariner; Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Liberty at Sammamish; Dec. 3, 8:30 p.m., Skyline at Auburn Riverside Girls basketball Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m., Issaquah at Glacier Peak Jamboree, 7 p.m., Liberty at Sumner; Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Bellevue at Skyline; Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m., Liberty at Sammamish; Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Skyline at Auburn Riverside Dec. 12: Liberty at Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17: Black Hills at Liberty, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21: Highline at Liberty, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22: Hazen at Liberty, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29: Liberty at Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3: Liberty at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6: Interlake at Liberty, 8 p.m. Jan. 10: Mount Si at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Sammamish at Liberty, 8 p.m. Jan. 17: Liberty at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20: Juanita at Liberty, 8 p.m. Jan. 24: Mercer Island at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27: Liberty at Interlake, 8 p.m. Jan. 31: Lake Washington at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Liberty at Mount Si, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Nov. 29: Liberty at Sumner, 7 p.m. Dec. 2: Liberty at Sammamish, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5: Newport at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7: Liberty at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9: Liberty at Juanita, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15: Mercer Island at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22: Hazen at Liberty, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28: Liberty vs. Jackson at Juanita Dec. 29: Liberty vs. Cascade at Juanita Dec. 30: Liberty vs. Kamiak at Juanita Jan. 4: Lake Washington at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6: Interlake at Liberty, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11: Liberty at Mount Si, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Sammamish at Liberty, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18: Bellevue at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20: Juanita at Liberty, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25: Liberty at Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31: Liberty at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2: Mount Si at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. GYMNASTICS Dec. 1: Liberty, Issaquah, Skyline at Mount Si, 7 p.m. Dec. 10: Liberty, Interlake, Mercer Island at Lake Washington, 7 p.m. Dec. 15: Liberty, Mount Si, Sammamish at Mercer Island, 7 p.m. Jan. 5: Bellevue, Mercer Island at Liberty, 7 p.m. Jan. 12; Liberty, Bellevue, Mercer Island at Interlake, 7 p.m. Jan. 19: Interlake at Liberty, 7 p.m. Jan. 26: Liberty, Bellevue, Mount Si at Lake Washington, 7 p.m. WRESTLING Dec. 8: Interlake at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15: Liberty at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5: Liberty at Sammamish, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7: Liberty Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12: Juanita at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18: Liberty at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19: Mercer Island at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25: Mount Si at Liberty, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26: Liberty, Skyline, Mount Si at Issaquah, 6 p.m. Jan. 28: Qualifying tournament Feb. 4: KingCo Conference 3A Tournament at Liberty Feb. 11: Liberty at 3A Regional Tournament at Juanita Feb. 17-18: Liberty at 3A State Tournament at Tacoma Dome BOYS SWIMMING Dec. 1: Interlake at Liberty (Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Mercer Island at Liberty (Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 5: Sammamish at Liberty (Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10: Liberty, Lake Washington at Juanita, 3 p.m. Jan. 24: Liberty at Bellevue (Mary Wayte Pool), 8:30 p.m. Jan. 27: Liberty at KingCo 3A/4A Invitational (UW)

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BOYS BASKETBALL Dec. 3: Skyline at Auburn Riverside, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Skyline at Roosevelt, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10: Skyline vs. Kennewick at Bellevue College, 5 p.m. Dec. 13: Skyline at Redmond, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15: Australia Traveling Team vs. Skyline Dec. 16: Newport at Skyline, 8 p.m. Dec. 20: Skyline at Woodinville, 8 p.m. Dec. 27-30 Skyline at Desert Heat Classic in Palm Springs Jan. 3: Ballard at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6: Skyline at Issaquah, 8 p.m. Jan. 10: Garfield at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Eastlake at Skyline, 8 p.m. Jan. 17: Skyline at Inglemoor, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21: Skyline at Eastlake, 8 p.m. Jan. 24: Redmond at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27: Skyline at Newport, 8 p.m. Jan. 31: Issaquah at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3: Bothell at Skyline, 8 p.m. Feb. 7: Skyline at KingCo Conference 4A Tournament GIRLS BASKETBALL Nov. 30: Bellevue at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3: Skyline at Auburn Riverside, 7 p.m. Dec. 7: Roosevelt at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14: Skyline at Redmond, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16: Newport at Skyline, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20: Skyline at Woodinville, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27-29 Skyline at North Idaho Tournament Jan. 4: Skyline at Ballard, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6: Skyline at Issaquah, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11: Skyline at Garfield, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Eastlake at Skyline, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18: Inglemoor at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21: Skyline at Eastlake, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25: Redmond at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27: Skyline at Newport, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1: Issaquah at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3: Bothell at Skyline, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8: Skyline at KingCo Conference 4A Tournament GYMNASTICS Dec. 1: Skyline, Issaquah, Liberty at Mount Si, 7 p.m. Dec. 8: Skyline, Garfield, Inglemoor at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. Dec. 15: Skyline, Bothell at Ballard, 7 p.m. Jan. 5: Eastlake, Inglemoor, Roosevelt at Skyline, 7 p.m. Jan. 12: Inglemoor, Newport at Skyline, 7 p.m. Jan. 19: Skyline, Woodinville at Bothell, 7 p.m. Jan. 26: Skyline, Issaquah, Redmond at Newport, 7 p.m. WRESTLING

Issaquah, Skyline volleyball players earn all-league Seniors Sam Rogers, of Issaquah High School, and Maddie Magee, of Skyline High School, were named to the KingCo Conference 4A allleague first team. Rogers, an outside hitter, was one of three seniors on the young Issaquah team. The year before, she helped the Eagles finish second in the 4A state tournament. This year, Rogers sparked Issaquah to the KingCo tournament. Magee, an outside hitter, had a spectacular year for the Spartans. She led them to the 4A state tournament where Skyline placed sixth. Magee, who has signed a national letter of intent with University of Oregon, was also selected to the all-tourna-

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80 and 27 yards. The Spartans were sharp from the start. Quarterback Max Browne completed his first six passes, leading his team to the Central Valley 10 on the game's first drive. His next two attempts were dropped, but it didn't deter the junior, who completed the next one, a 10-yard touchdown to Nic Sblendorio. Browne completed 15 of 24 passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for a 6-yard score. "We had a huge win against Mead last week and this kind of carried over," Browne said. "The intensity was there. I felt the seniors kind of realized, 'Hey, this is my last game on this field, let's make something of it.' In the back of our minds you know, hey, a win means the Tacoma Dome and that was big for us today." Skyline's offense was so efficient it needed just three plays to score two touchdowns early in the second quarter, knocking the Bears on their heels and into a 21-3 hole. While the offense was clicking,

Dec. 1: Skyline at Inglemoor, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3: Skyline Dual Meet Tournament, 6:30 a.m. Dec. 6: Issaquah at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8: Ballard, Roosevelt at Skyline, 6 p.m. Dec. 13: Bothell at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15: Skyline at Eastlake, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5: Skyline, Garfield at Redmond, 6 p.m. Jan. 11: Newport at Skyline, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19: Skyline at Woodinville, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26: Skyline, Liberty at Issaquah, 6 p.m. Feb. 3-4: KingCo Conference 4A Tournament at Issaquah Feb. 11: Skyline at 4A Regional Tournament Feb. 17-18: Skyline at 4A State Tournament at Tacoma Dome BOYS SWIMMING Dec. 6: Skyline at Eastlake (Redmond Pool), 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8: Skyline, Ballard at Woodinville (Redmond Pool), 3 p.m. Dec. 13: Garfield at Skyline (Boehm Pool), 3 p.m. Jan. 3: Inglemoor at Skyline (Boehm Pool), 3:15 p.m. Jan. 12: Skyline at Issaquah (Boehm Pool), 3:15 p.m. Jan. 17: Skyline, Roosevelt at Redmond, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24: Newport at Skyline (Boehm Pool), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27: Skyline at KingCo 3A/4A Invitational (UW)

Running Snoqualmie Ridge Turkey Trot 5K run Results for local runners: 14, Brian Carroll (Sammamish) 19:04; 15, Michael Brisbois (Sammamish) 19:24; 18, Jonathan Church (Sammamish) 19:55; 31, Brian Gallagher (Issaquah) 21:22; 51, Corey Marek (Renton) 22:35; 84, Osamu Yamamoto (Sammamish) 24:33; 87, Laurie Shepherd (Issaquah) 25:08; 129, Nicole Peden (Sammamish) 26:44; 149, Michelle Sfanos (Issaquah) 27:22; 151, Preggie Church (Sammamish) 27:27; 155, Noah Whitehurst (Issaquah) 27:40; 156, Shannon Whitehurst (Issaquah) 27:42;171, Jeff Rafuse (Issaquah) 28:12; 172, Cary Wade (Sammamish) 28:14; 188, Dave Woodhams (Issaquah) 28:58; 213, Heidi Drivdahl (Newcastle) 29:38; 226, Ron Williams (Sammamish) 30:05; 239, Sterling Blackheart (Sammamish) 30:24; 263, Kelli Marek (Renton) 31:46; 271, Yolanda Acosta (Sammamish) 30:24; 289, France Peden (Sammamish) 32:38; 297, Martin Booth (Sammamish) 33:01; 298, Angie Bergmann (Issaquah) 33:03; 299, Richard Bergmann (Issaquah) 33:03.

ment team. Other members of the allleague first team were outside hitters Sarah O’Connor, of Roosevelt; Peircen Lundquist, of Bothell; Jazmine Johnson-McCoy, of Garfield; Ali Forde, of Woodinville; middle hitter Casey Schoenleim, of Newport; libero Sophia Black, of Garfield; and setter Maile Munro, of Roosevelt. Outside hitter Hallie Erdahl and setter Madison Stoa, of Skyline, were named to the second team. McKenzie Bostic and Lindsey Ferguson, of Issaquah; and Molly Mounsey, of Skyline, received honorable mention. Outside hitter Aspen Winegar, of Liberty High School, was named to the KingCo 3A/2A second team. Megan Tsutakawa and Taylor Weik, of Liberty, received honorable mention.

the defense continued to build on its first-round performance last week against Mead. "Last week, I felt it was our best defensive game and, to put it together, I thought it was awesome," Taylor said. "I am very proud of our kids and our coaches." Greene finished with four catches for 176 yards and had six carries for 71 yards. His speed helped spark the Spartans. "We knew our game plan," Greene said. "We just came out and executed. It feels great." Woodinville reached the semifinals with a 21-9 victory against Union. The Falcons (12-0) have never had a perfect record this deep into a season. Alec Schwend led Woodinville's rushing attack with 108 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. The Falcons, up 14-0 at halftime, essentially put the game away on Schwend's 5-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter that put Woodinville ahead 21-3. The Woodinville defense then stopped consecutive Union drives with fourth-down sacks by Sawyer Whalen and Lee Wunderlich. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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Patriots: Coach proud of team’s triumphs FROM PAGE B4

“This year, we made it to the state championship. You get a taste of it. You gain that experience, so it’s easier next time around.” While their final game didn’t end the way they wanted, Nangle said she’s proud of the team’s accomplishments. “We were able to take the name of Liberty soccer further than it’s ever been,” she said. “We made it to the state championship, and that was something we couldn’t frown upon.” Part of the Patriots’ success this season has centered on creating a

family atmosphere on the team, from the youngest underclassmen to the graduating seniors, Nangle said. “Each of us has respect for each other when we step out on the field,” she said. “It’s just kind of a mindset that we got in. We know that you can’t accomplish things just as individuals.” The Patriots started strong in the championship game after Liberty junior Kiana Hafferty found the back of the net with an assisted goal from Nangle only two minutes into the game. With an assist from senior Kimi Fry, Liberty sophomore Kali Youngdahl slipped a goal by Panthers goal keeper Abby Rockwell four minutes later. Liberty coach Jamie Giger said being up 2-0 is often the one of the most difficult places to be in a competitive game. “You feel comfortable,” she said. “You feel that you have the game … that’s just the way it goes. They came back. Give it to them, they played really hard when they were down.”



The Issaquah Press Seattle Prep senior Sarah Schwaegler put the Panthers on the board 21 minutes into the first half to bring the score to 2-1. The Panthers added two unanswered goals, sealing the statechampionship win. Giger said she knew the Patriots had the potential to make it to the championships early on in the season. “The first day we were at practice, I looked at these kids and I knew we had the talent to do it,” Giger said. “It was just (up to) them if they could believe in themselves. I think throughout the season, talent-wise, we were already really good, but I think where we grew was believing in ourselves.” Liberty 1, Eastside Catholic 0 The Patriots made Kailiana Johnson's goal in the 16th minute stand up to earn a spot in the final for the first time. They lost in three previous semifinal appearances, most recently in 2001. Eastside Catholic goalkeeper

“We were able to take the name of Liberty soccer further than it’s ever been. We made it to the state championship, and that was something we couldn’t frown upon.” — Cassidy Nangle Liberty High School senior

Lauren "Nemo" Thomas made several diving saves and Liberty missed three wide-open shots. One shot, with Thomas out of the net, hit the post while the others sailed high or wide. Johnson's goal, her 15th of the season, came off a feed from Nangle. Liberty goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded her 11th shutout of the season. It was the 18th consecutive victory for Liberty. Christina Lords: 392-6434, ext. 239, or newcastle@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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Championship: Win is third title in four years FROM PAGE B4

the upper far left corner of the net, the only place out of reach of Bellarmine Prep goalkeeper Kiley Adams. “I saw the back side was wide open, and I like to hit it far,” Simms said. “So, I just aimed far bar and it went in.” The win gave Skyline (18-0-2) its third state title. Bellarmine (173-1) made its eighth title-match appearance, having brought home top hardware in 2004, 2000, 1996, 1994 and 1987. Skyline goalkeeper Tina Vargas posted her 11th shutout of the season. She made seven saves, including four in the final 10 minutes. “Bellarmine Prep realized they needed a goal, so they started throwing a couple kitchen cabinets and a sink up there at the end,” said Skyline coach Don Braman, whose team was outshot 14-11, including 9-4 in the second half. “I really like the way the girls held under that storm.” Bellarmine coach Joe Waters could only compliment Simms’ goal. “It was a great strike,” he said. “When you’re beat by something like that you have no complaints.” Skyline 2, Tahoma 0 Sophomore midfielder Brooke Bofto scored on a header in the 72nd minute off a corner kick from Sydne Tingey as Skyline stopped fourth-ranked Tahoma, 2-0, Nov. 18 in the semifinals. Skyline, which lost senior central defender Wilson to an apparent broken lower leg in the second half, got a measure of revenge after losing 1-0 to Tahoma in last year's semifinals. “I’ll take that one,” Bofto said of the victory. “That was quite intense. One of my best friends, Jackie, went down and that's all that was going through my mind. All I was thinking about was, ‘Do this for Jackie. Win this for Jackie.’ “I just went in there with my

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League All-Star program. After six years in Issaquah Little League, he will play for the O’Brien 13U Koufax baseball team this coming season. Fujiwara said his ultimate goal is to continue to play on select

body,” she said of her header. “I don't know if it was my head or my body that got it. Then, we just stuck everybody back (on defense).” The physical contest featured 20 fouls, 15 on Tahoma, and four yellow cards. Skyline midfielder Maddie Christ converted a penalty kick in the 80th minute for the final 2-0 margin after she was fouled in the penalty area. The Bears were without their most important offensive player as junior midfielder Brie Hooks was attending an Olympic Development Program training event in Florida. Hooks led Tahoma in points with nine goals and 26 assists. The game was characterized by hard fouls. “There was a lot of contact,” Braman said. “I think our work rate helped us and the way the girls pulled together after Jackie went down. That’s a great example of the kind of quality they have as a team.” The semifinal loss to Tahoma last year still stung for Skyline, Bofto said. There was “a little bit of (bad blood) left over, I’d say,” said Bofto, whose team was ranked No. 1 in the nation last year when it was beaten by the Bears. "Last year, they scored early in the first half and we kind of controlled the game, but we couldn't get a shot off. We had a lot more determination. “I’ve never seen so many yellow cards in one game. I feel like it was minute after minute there was a foul or a card, but it's on to tomorrow.” Skyline was the more dangerous team in the scoreless first half with three close calls in a 20minute span. Wilson, who nearly converted a header in the 43rd minute off a free kick by Christ, left the game with her injury in the 50th minute. She and Tahoma’s Tori Tappero went after a 50-50 ball and kicked it simultaneously. Wilson was taken off the field after an eightminute delay. “Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with Jackie and we hope she heals quick,” Braman said of Wilson, who had played with a torn quadriceps muscle in her right leg. “It’s a lower leg, below the knee. They (trainers) are guessing fracture. It’s serious.” Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

teams and eventually play professional baseball — a goal he’s had in mind since third grade. “He wants to be a role model as well as for Little League,” Chan said. “He’s always helping the younger kids with form or mechanics or their attitude toward the game.” Christina Lords: 392-6434, ext. 239 or newcastle@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.


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Fall sports teams wrap up Girls cross country finally makes state

Girls soccer is second in state

Volleyball reaches high goals

Football team has successful season

Issaquah High School’s girls cross country team made a triumphant return to the state championships earlier this month, finishing 10th overall and placing 21st out of 72 teams. The 2011 season Kim Bussing commemorated the Issaquah High team’s first return School to state in 13 years after succeeding in various invitationals, finishing second at the KingCo Conference and placing fifth at districts. Notable runners include senior Rachel Osgood, who placed 32nd overall at state; freshmen Ellie Clawson, Cayla Seligman, Abby Wilson and Ellie Hendrickson; and sophomore Amanda Chalfant, all of who participated at state. “Everyone improved drastically,” captain Madison Callan said. “The team worked really hard this year, and we ended up holding a season record of 9-1.” But according to Seligman, cross country is more than just making headlines throughout the season. “I don’t just do it because I love running,” Seligman said, “but because of the social aspect. You meet people who have the same interests as you, and make friends that support you during cross country and outside of it.” Before every competition, the girls gather for their customary spaghetti feed; this tradition seems to be paying off if this year’s stats are anything to go by. Even with a year between this season and another chance for the team to conquer the state championships, Callan said the girls continue to keep in shape. “During winter we have running club at school,” she said. “During the spring we have track, and we keep training throughout the summer.” Callan grinned. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s an amazing experience,” she said. Congratulations, girls, and keep up the good work!

High school sports teams tend to come and go, with little to remember once the season is finished. This year’s LibVeronica Austin erty High Liberty High School varSchool sity girls soccer team is nothing like that. For a while, it looked likely that 2011 would finally be the year that they won the elusive 3A state title. The girls hoped to conclude an impressive year with a win in the state championships, something they have gotten close to three times (placing third each time), most recently in 2001. But it was not to be. They came in second, falling 3-2 to defending state champion Seattle Prep in the title match Nov. 19. With a remarkable season of 15-1-0 in league play, which made them KingCo champions, they only lost one game, the season opener to the Skyline Spartans, 0-1. The team owes its success to its collective talents, with many gifted players, including goalie Macaire Ament, whose performance in the semifinal match was her 11th shutout this season, as well as University of Oklahoma recruit, senior forward Cassidy Nangle. The girls played their semifinal game Nov. 18, defeating Eastside Catholic, 1-0, courtesy of a goal by junior Kailiana Johnson in the 16th minute.

Skyline High School is no stranger to great sports teams, but this year, the girls volleyball team stole the spotlight with a true fight to the finish. Lee Xie The SparSkyline High tans’ season record was School 16-6, with a third-place finish in KingCo and a sixth-place finish in state, the best Skyline has ever performed. Despite the strong finish, the girls’ journey to state wasn’t easy. “Starting out the season, no one thought we would go far,” Marissa Fortier, middle blocker, said. “We started off slow but as we began to win our hopes were raised.” “It was definitely an obstacle even setting a goal to get to state,” Emily Harris, defensive specialist, added. “There were some doubts after not even making it to districts last year. So we all had mental roadblocks.” So what made the team so successful this year? “First off, a huge shout-out and thank you to head coach Callie Wesson and our assistant coaches Silver and Bailey,” Halle Erdahl, second-team allKingCo outside hitter, said. “We could not have accomplished any of this without them.” “I think the mentality and mindset of the team as a whole was the major difference this year,” Harris added. “We were all looking for a fresh start with high goals.” Erdahl summed up everyone’s thoughts when she said her experience at state was “unbelievable, indescribable. We accomplished things that no one ever thought we could. A school-best finish? I could not ask for anything more.”

At Eastside Catholic High School, the fall football season is a great time of year and with a difficult schedule and an improved 7-4 record, Crusader football Katie Sutherland was exciting. Eastside Catholic This year, High School Eastside welcomed five great new additions to the coaching staff, including Head Coach Jeremy Thielbahr (formerly of the University of Idaho). Thielbahr’s expertise and enthusiasm, as well as the talent and leadership of team captains Trey Reynolds, Anthony Roy, Joe Stoutt and Chevy Walker, led the team to the state playoffs. As Thielbahr said, “Our leadership will set us apart”, and it truly did. Eastside won its first playoff game against Nathan Hale, 3829, and upset Oak Harbor with a 50-33 victory. Sadly, the Crusaders fell to No. 1 ranked Bellevue in their third playoff game. Regardless of the loss, this was a very successful season at Eastside Catholic and the team’s accomplishments on and off the field are truly something to be proud of. The entire varsity football team was honored as the WIAA 3A Academic State Champions, senior Jake Springfield was named a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, senior captain Stoutt was a finalist in the Seahawks Leadership Challenge and senior captain Walker was honored as the Seattle Seahawk High School Player of the Week. Although this year is finished and the team is already looking forward to the next one, it has been a season that Eastside won’t soon forget.

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Event: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Issaquah High School’s first play of the season is the musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ a story about a poor family living in Russia in the early 1900s, and their struggles to remain true to their heritage and each other. This play will be the first performance in Issaquah’s new theater, and it will run the first two weeks of December. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults, and can be bought at https://tix2.seatyourself.biz/webstore/webstore.html? domain=issaquah&event

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around and around Students at Skyline High School head down the stairs between classes.

Homecoming: ‘I Believe’ we won Many have written about Issaquah High School’s homecoming and the students who were suspended or expelled due to underage drinking. What hasn’t been covered is Samantha Garrard the immense success the week Issaquah High brought to the School student body and the greater community. The overall theme of this year’s homecoming was “I Believe,” and more specifically “I Believe That We Can Beat Cancer.” The idea was to allow students to think beyond themselves and help the greater community. Homecoming wasn’t a one-day event; it was a weeklong Spirit Week that will have a permanent positive effect. “A week that would usually be ‘all about me’ was now changed to ‘all about someone else,’” Principal Paula Phelps said. Several fundraisers that week promoted the fight against cancer. The Associated Student Body sold hot pink T-shirts that promoted breast cancer awareness with proceeds going to help fight breast cancer. The ASB also encouraged students to “Boycott the Boutonniere” and instead purchase a breast cancer awareness ribbon to wear. “Officers for the student body are always trying to unite their student body, make our school a fun place to be and serve our community, but this year they took it to an amazing level,” said Tim Baynes, the ASB teacher. The week of positive donations and spirit wear led to the game and dance. Students participated in a “Pink Out,” again an effort to support breast cancer. The halftime show alone featured about 250 students. Students were given glow sticks and as the lights went out each student was asked to crack his



O PINION ON THE WEB See Iman Baghai’s recipes for nonalcoholic drinks at www.issaquahpress.com/ category/the-beat. or her glow stick in an effort to remember or honor someone who is struggling or has struggled through cancer. It was an act that showed that Issaquah High School does not just value its football players and cheerleaders; everyone is valued and everyone can participate. “People were amazed by the crowd. Even the opposing team, Newport High School, thanked us for including them,” Phelps said. About 1,100 students attended the dance, about 300 more students than previous years. Most students stayed through the entire dance, and enjoyed the music, dancing, photographs and a photo booth. “I saw students who typically struggle to rally behind typical spirit days and events get wholeheartedly behind the ‘I believe’ theme,” Baynes said. “I saw Issaquah students think selflessly, and experiencing the joy of giving and honoring something bigger than themselves, rather than just consuming and glorifying one another.” Yes, a bus driver is in serious trouble for providing alcohol to minors, but Issaquah students raised $6,500 for the greater community. “I believe what happened at homecoming week cannot just happen anywhere,” Phelps said. She also said the theme was not just “I Believe,” but was “I Belong.” It’s disappointing how a few teenagers’ poor decisions can overshadow a successful positive event. “I Believe” we really did win!

“I plan on attending the UW and becoming a resident adviser in college my sophomore year. I want to do something that makes me happy and helps others!” Maddy Moritz, senior “I plan on attending Williams University for my undergraduate degree. I will continue writing and reading avidly with the ultimate goal of getting my Ph.D., getting Michael published, and beAbraham, coming a rejunior spected poet and professor of world literature and comparative religion at Columbia University. I also hope to stay connected with all of those friends who've given me such consistent strength and support throughout high school.”

Issaquah High School “Well, I plan on going to a four-year college where I will major in electrical or computer engineering and minor in business.” Allie Lustig, senior “Attend college, maybe medical school, then find a job somewhere in Washington state and eventually start a family.” Josh Lazar, junior

Liberty High School “To attend a four-year university to get a major in physics and a minor or a second major in psychology. After that, I plan to go to med school and become a radiologist.” Andrew Arbogast, senior “Ideally, I would like to go to a smaller private college, and work towards getting a job where I can travel the world.” Signe Stroming, freshman

Skyline High School “I plan on enjoying my last summer break. Then, I will be attending Montana State University where I will pursue a degree in physics, all while skiing as much as possible.” Ryan Galloway, senior

“After high school I plan on going to college. Right now, UW is my first choice, but I’d be lying if I said I was sure. I’m still taking the time to make these big decisions!” Nicole Yee, junior


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Police said a Sammamish woman was bilked in a sweepstakes scam Nov. 3. She received a phone call from a man telling her she had won $450,000, but she needed to send $2,250 to cover insurance fees. She complied, and wired money to a New York address. She then received another call and was told a mistake had been made, and she needed to wire $3,300 to a New Jersey address. The day after she wired the money, she received a call saying the sweepstake had been updated to $4.5 million, but she needed to send $20,000 to cover insurance fees. She then contacted police about the incident. The estimated loss is $5,550.

Newcastle man on a warrant in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 4:25 p.m. Nov. 13.

Taken A window was damaged on, and a purse, wallet, cash and sunglasses were stolen from, a Subaru parked in the 600 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard before 7:38 a.m. Nov. 14. The estimated loss is $1,115.

I love the ’90s Rollerblades were stolen from a Honda parked in the 5200 block of Jung Frau Place Northwest before 8:08 a.m. Nov. 14. The estimated loss is $125.

Unplugged

Mail fail Mail was stolen from a residence in the 2200 block of 201st Avenue Southeast before Nov. 7. The mail included prescription drugs. The residents’ bank said someone also attempted to access their account.

Raise your glass Police arrested a 40-year-old Sammamish woman for assault related to a domestic violence incident Nov. 10 after officers said she smashed a wineglass on her boyfriend’s face. Police arrived just before 9:30 p.m. after reports of a man bleeding from the face. Officers said the man had several large cuts. The girlfriend admitted to hitting him in the face with a wineglass.

A digital camera and cellphone charger were stolen in the 1500 block of 11th Avenue Northwest before 9:02 a.m. Nov. 14. The estimated loss is $220.

Deflated Police responded to suspicious activity in the 300 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard and discovered a boy waving around an inflatable toy at 10:27 a.m. Nov. 14.

Tired Tires and rims were stolen from a Chevrolet parked in the 1600 block of Ridgeview Avenue Northeast before 6:37 p.m. Nov. 14. The estimated loss is $500.

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Arrest

A window was damaged on a Honda parked in the 1000 block of Northeast High Street before 5:31 p.m. Nov. 11. The estimated loss is $250.

Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of Southeast Evans Lane and arrested a 36-year-old Issaquah man for malicious mischief at 9:51 p.m. Nov. 14.

Domestic violence Police arrested a 19-year-old Issaquah woman for assault related to a domestic violence incident in the 200 block of Southwest Clark Street at 6:03 p.m. Nov. 11.

Heist Cash was stolen in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northwest before 12:18 p.m. Nov. 15. The estimated loss is $30.

Arrest

Dinnertime, naptime

Police arrested a 34-year-old Seattle man on a warrant in the 6400 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at 10:05 a.m. Nov. 12.

Police responded to a dispute in the 1600 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard and located a man sleeping inside a restaurant at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 15. The officer awakened the intoxicated man and asked him to move along.

Stopped Police arrested a 51-year-old Lynnwood woman for driving with a suspended license along Northeast Gilman Boulevard at 11:52 a.m. Nov. 12.

Arrest Police arrested a 39-year-old Sammamish man on a warrant in the 100 block of East Sunset Way at 4:54 p.m. Nov. 12.

Lifestyles of the rich and famous Sunglasses and checkbooks were stolen from a Volkswagen parked in the 5000 block of Northwest Village Park Drive before 9:25 a.m. Nov. 13. The estimated loss is $135.

Smashed A window was damaged on a structure in the 2500 block of Northeast Ivy Way before 9:33 a.m. Nov. 13. The estimated loss is $350.

Shattered A window was damaged on a vehicle parked in the 6100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast before 3:42 p.m. Nov. 13.

Arrest

Hard times Hardware and a plate were stolen in the 200 block of Third Avenue Northeast before 4:08 p.m. Nov. 15. The estimated loss is $50.

Dinged A door was damaged on an Audi parked in the 2600 block of 22nd Avenue Northeast before 5:26 p.m. Nov. 15. The estimated loss is $900.

Swiped A debit card was stolen in the 18300 block of Southeast Newport Way before 6:39 a.m. Nov. 18.

Sentencing for the former Issaquah insurance agent convicted of swindling more than $1 million from elderly clients has been delayed until Dec. 9. Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim, 49, pleaded guilty Oct. 31 to 10 counts of first-degree theft in King County Superior Court. Prosecutors reduced the number of charges from 21 as part of a plea deal. Jamrus-Kassim was scheduled for sentencing Nov. 18, but the court continued the hearing until December after the defendant requested a different attorney. Prosecutors said JamrusKassim stole at least $1,052,088 between late 2007 and late 2009. The seniors — ranging in age from 74 to 90 — made out checks to Jamrus-Kassim. The clients thought she intended to reinvest the money for them. Instead, she funneled the money into a personal account for

clothes, jewelry, online psychic advisers and a trip to Mexico. Bankers Life and Casualty, a company Jamrus-Kassim used to work for, agreed last month to repay the money she stole, plus interest.

King County executive backs same-sex marriage Supporters launched a campaign Nov. 14 to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington — and earned early support from King County Executive Dow Constantine. The organization, Washington United for Marriage, aims to make the Evergreen State the seventh state to allow same-sex marriage. Supporters plan to lobby state legislators before and during the 2012 legislative session to support same-sex marriage. Washington United for Marriage’s goal is to pass legislation legalizing marriage for same-sex couples next year. Constantine applauded the effort. “Now is the time to take action,

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 • to finally recognize the equality and protect the rights of all the people of Washington,” he said in a statement. “I will work in whatever capacity I can to see this legislation passed in Olympia, or if necessary at the ballot box, and look forward to the day I can sign marriage certificates for all adult couples in King County.” So far, a half-dozen states — Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont — plus Washington, D.C., allow same-sex marriage. Washington state has had a domestic partnership law — or “everything but marriage” law — in place since 2009.

Cellphone users should beware of text smishing State Attorney General Rob McKenna is warning consumers about smishing — a text-message trap to capture financial information and drain credit card and bank accounts. Consumers started contacting the Attorney General’s Consumer

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Wings N Things, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Field of Champions, 385 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-7111

“Annie Get Your Gun,” through Dec. 31, Village Theatre, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., $22 to $62, 392-2202 or www.villagetheatre.org Butch Harrison and Good Company, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N., 391-1424

The Beneband, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vino Bella Mark DuFresne, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., 391-3335 or www.bakesplace.org, $20

The handbell choir Emerald City Ringers present “Winter Wonderland” at 4 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Suggested donations are $8 seniors or students, $10 for adults, $5 per child and $25 per family. Call 392-4169.

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Festival of the Nativities, including a display of more than 500 nativity sets from around the world, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, noon to 9 p.m. Dec 2 and 3, 12:306:30 p.m. Dec 4, behind the LDS temple, 15205 S.E. 28th St., free



‘Annie Get Your Gun’ actor hitches show to composer Irving Berlin By Warren Kagarise Issaquah Press reporter “Annie Get Your Gun” at Village Theatre is connected to Irving Berlin by more than just the score. The connection between the local staging and the storied composer is Josh Feinsilber, 10, the actor and Issaquah Highlands resident playing Little Jake, a pint-sized assistant to the show’s sharpshooter and heroine, Annie Oakley. Josh’s great-grandfather, Joe Feldman, penned a song for touring musicians at the tail end of the Great Depression. “Irving Berlin’s film featured one of my numbers by a big band coast-to-cast, and stated that ‘the local lad writes at least four hits a year or considers the year wasted,’” Feldman told The Washington Post in 1938. Josh’s father, Amir Feinsilber, learned about the connection to Berlin not long after Josh landed the “Annie Get Your Gun” role. “I had no idea that he was a songwriter at all, until after he passed away and my mom reconnected with her brothers,” Amir Feinsilber said. Berlin composed “Annie Get Your Gun” in 1946 and, 65 years later, Village Theatre selected to stage the show during the holiday season. The elder Feinsilber’s uncle, Michael Feldman, held onto memorabilia and belongings from his late father, Joe Feldman, through the decades. Michael Feldman brought up the musical connection to the elder Feldman after Amir Feinsilber posted to Facebook about Josh scoring the Village Theatre role. “At first, I didn’t believe him,” Amir Feinsilber said. “I said, ‘Let me see the proof.’” So, Michael Feldman sent paperwork and photos to the Feinsilbers. Joe Feldman, a prolific songwriter,

IF YOU GO ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Village Theatre — Francis J. Gaudette Theatre 303 Front St. N. Through Dec. 31 Show times vary $22 to $62 392-2202 or www.villagetheatre.org

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Josh Feinsilber (left), as Little Jake, Analiese Emerson Guettinger, Maggie Barry and Vicki Noon star in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ at Village Theatre. composed songs by the hundreds each year, and “according to him, he said Irving Berlin stole a lot of his songs — I don’t have any proof of that,” Amir Feinsilber joked. Feldman later served in the Army amid World War II and suffered wounds near Normandy, France, not long after D-Day in June 1944. The young soldier received a Purple Heart for his combat injuries. “My uncle, Michael Feldman, said they still sing his songs around the dinner table during Christmas, during Chanukah,” Amir Feinsilber said. “He wrote so many different songs that have yet to be uncovered.” Joe Feldman could not play any musical instruments, Amir Feinsilber recalled. Instead, he had a knack for rhyming — something Feinsilber found a little

strange on visits to his grandfather’s home in Israel. “The talent that he had didn’t even come close to his worldly possessions and his wealth,” Amir Feinsilber said. “He wasn’t very wealthy at all. He was just a very simple person.” Josh Feinsilber started in the arts as a member of KidShine, a children’s performing group in Las Vegas. Then, after his family relocated to Issaquah, a friend suggested Josh as a possible extra for a short film shooting in the area. “He’s definitely more musically talented than anybody else in our family,” Amir Feinsilber said. The burgeoning actor enjoyed the experience, and started to scour the Internet to find prospective roles. The audition for “Annie Get Your Gun” unfolded smoothly.

“I was asking every day, ‘Did I make it?’” Josh recalled. In the days after the audition, his parents learned Josh had indeed been cast as Little Jake. “I was sleeping on the couch,” he recalled. “I was super Irving Berlin tired, and all the sudden when I heard I made it, my energy just whooped up.” Josh, a bright and focused fifth-grader in the science and technology magnet program at Clark Elementary School, is in the midst of a balancing act between work and school. “Lately, I’ve been sleeping in an extra hour so I can hopefully get all of my sleep,” Josh said, forming air quotes around the phrase “all of my sleep.” Backstage, Josh sits next to actor Dane Stokinger in the dressing room. Stokinger — as sharpshooter Frank Butler, the lead male role — downloaded some iPad games at Josh’s urging. Josh also memorized the entire “Annie Get Your Gun” script. “He said, ‘Well, Dad, I need to know their lines so I know when I have to interject,’” Amir Feinsilber said.

There’s little ‘Doubt’ Skyline play addresses big ideas

Master Chorus Eastside presents “The Many Worlds Of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Eastlake Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish, $15 to $20, 3928446 or www.masterchoruseastside.org

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“Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day” with Kristi King and the Hans Brehmer Quartet, 6 p.m., Bake's Place

‘We’re No Angels’ concludes depot film series The popular Films @ the Train Depot! departs the station soon. The last film in the autumn series plays at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the historic Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture. “We’re No Angels” concludes the series. In the 1955 film, Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov play escaped inmates scheming to steal from a shopkeeper on Christmas. But the cons’ plans change after they start to like the shopkeeper and his family. Since the film program launched in October 2009, it has featured a series of Bing Crosby films, train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.

By Tom Corrigan Issaquah Press reporter Thematically, it’s a big play filled with moral questions and, as the name implies, deliberate moral and thematic ambiguities. In terms of production, it’s tiny, with only four actors. For this production, the sets are minimal as well, consisting of a lone desk or a bench. It’s being staged in Skyline High School’s Delphi Theater, its black box or experimental theater. The audience sits very close to the stage. And it’s all of these factors that are turning the school’s production of John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt: A Parable” into a noteworthy experience for the students involved. “They are all under the microscope when they are onstage,” said the play’s director, Skyline drama teacher James Henderson. “There’s a lot more focus on the acting,” said senior Alexander Beuchat, 18, adding the audience will be able see every move each actor makes. Lucillia Nkinsi, 14, a freshman, agreed. She said unlike bigger productions — such as “Grease,” the school’s next big musical — there is simply no place to hide onstage and it’s very tough to cover up a mistake. When you are onstage during the smaller play, she added, all eyes

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are on you. A Pulitzer Prize winner set in the early 1960s, “Doubt” is the story of a stern Catholic nun in charge of a parish school who begins to think there might be something unhealthy about the relationship between the parish priest, Father Flynn, and a young, male student who is never seen in the play. There are also notes of racial tension in the story, as the boy is the only black student at the school. Beuchat, the lone male in the cast, plays Father Flynn, while the role of the head nun, Sister Aloysius, went to Marie Guenette, a junior, 16. Seemingly a regular on Skyline’s stages, Guenette has a lead role in the upcoming “Grease.” She said it’s actually not that hard to switch from a light and breezy musical to the more heavy and

thematic “Doubt.” In each case, Guenette noted, she is playing a role, she is acting. “It’s fun to do a whole variety of things,” said Ana Palacios, 16 and a junior, who, like Guenette, also has a part in the upcoming “Grease.” In “Doubt,” she plays a young nun who may be a bit more naïve than Sister Aloysius. Nkinsi plays the mother of the boy who may or may not have received unhealthy attentions from Father Flynn. When the mother visits the school, she states she wants her son to graduate, that she isn’t concerned about anything else. Henderson said that scene and the mother’s attitude “kind of makes my skin crawl.” “It’s jarring,” he said. Henderson added he was lucky enough to have seen “Doubt” on Broadway and didn’t know a lot about the story going in. He said he feels the themes and story are still very relevant and he decided not to back away from the play despite any controversy it might cause. Beuchat said he has very strong Catholic beliefs and like his teacher thinks the play is relevant, adding he does not find it offensive in any way. Incidentally, as Beuchat is Catholic, one assumes his parents are as well. What do they think of the play? “I don’t know,” Beuchat said, stating he hadn’t told them anything about it. In any case, Beuchat said he is really enjoy-

BY TOM CORRIGAN

Alexander Beuchat, as Father Flynn, rehearses a monologue, from the Skyline High School production of ‘Doubt.’ ing his role in the production. “Father Flynn can be so very different from scene to scene,” he said. “He has several facets.” “I love these characters,” Palacios said. “They have so much depth.” “I believe we should do a wide variety of plays,” Henderson said. “And I kind of like to push the envelope a bit.” Tom Corrigan: 392-6434, ext. 241, or tcorrigan@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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