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City may allow initiatives

Vance, Bornfreund face off for council

Sammamish honors its heroes

Council will also consider power of referendum

By Caleb Heeringa

By Ari Cetron

Sammamish’s City Council has done generally alright so far, according to Sam Rodabough, but that might not always be the case. “There may come a day when the council takes an action out of step with the community,” Rodabough told the City Council at its Sept. 19 meeting. He argued that the solution to that would be to allow the powers of initiative and referendum within the city. An initiative is a petition-driven measure by which citizens can have a proposed new law placed on the ballot for the citizens to decide. A referendum, also petition-driven, can be used to overturn the actions of the City Council. The state allows localities to have these powers, but they must first be adopted by the City Council. According to Rodabough, most of the city’s neighbors have already done so, but Sammamish has not. “The city of Sammamish is the doughnut hole of direct democracy on the Eastside,” he said. Residents from across the political spectrum came to support Rodabough’s idea, at least in broad terms. Woody Herzog, of the Issaquah-Sammamish Tea Party said his group had unanimous support in recommending the See POWERS, Page 2

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The Sammamish City Council and Eastside Fire & Rescue officials recognized residents Greg Barton and Hal Goren at the Sept. 19 City Council meeting for their efforts in pulling a neighbor out of a burning house in the Sahalee neighborhood. From left are EFR Chief Lee Soptich, EFR Board of directors Chairman Ron Pedee, Goren, Mayor Don Gerend, Barton and Deputy Mayor Tom Odell.

Initiative would change the rules for highway tolls By Tom Corrigan

Tim Eyman said that for him, Initiative 1125 isn’t so much about highway tolling as it is a continuation of the same idea he has been promoting with his various ballot issues for 18 years. I-1125 would change the way state conducts highway tolling in several ways. Among other provisions, I-1125 would

require the Legislature to set toll amounts — rather than the appointed Washington State Transportation Commission — and mandate that tolls end when the state finishes paying off projects funded by tolling. The initiative also mandates that state transportation money — including toll collections and gas taxes — cannot be used for non-highway purposes, which would include

the proposed light rail system on I-90. Finally, it requires tolls only be used for projects on the road or bridge being tolled. Voters will decide on the initiative in November. Cynara Lilly, a spokeswoman for the Keep Washington Rolling campaign opposed to

Whether it be the location and operating model for a potential community and aquatic center or their opinions on the recent years-long Shoreline Master Plan process, Tom Vance and Jesse Bornfruend have differing views. Vance, a semi-retired publishing executive and Heritage Hills resident, and Bornfruend, an entrepreneur, former Microsoft executive and Sahalee resident, are running for the Sammamish City Council seat being vacated by Councilman Mark Cross. Ballots are mailed Oct. 19 and must be filled out and submitted by Nov. 8. Aside from policy, the pair also differs in their level of involvement in recent years. Bornfruend, a relative newcomer to city politics, paints himself as a breath of fresh air on the council. “I don’t have an agenda of maintaining the status quo,” Bornfruend said. Vance, on the other hand, has been a mainstay in city government for several years and has left his fingerprints on the several of the city’s major policies, including Town Center and shoreline regulations. He served on the Planning Commission between 2008 and 2010, eventually being appointed chairman, and ran for a council seat in 2009, losing to current Councilman John

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the initiative, said area residents should be worried about I-1125’s effects on the much-publicized plans to rebuild the state Route 520 bridge. Among other concerns, Lilly said the initiative would leave a $500 million hole in funding for replacing the bridge. The measure could end plans for voter-approved light rail on the Interstate 90 floating bridge. Eyman said the basic idea behind I-1125 is that all new taxes or fees must be approved by the Legislature or put on a public ballot. Voters approved just those provisions last year when they passed Initiative 1053 with 64 percent in favor, he added. He argues that Olympia politicians bypassed I-1053 when they let the Washington State Transportation Commission set the tolls on the state Route 520 bridge. An avowed opponent of I-1125, Doug MacDonald served as the

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state secretary of transportation from 2001-07. If the Legislature were to set toll rates, MacDonald said, the state would have a lot of trouble selling capital improvement bonds based on toll collections. Such bonds are sold to finance construction of road projects and then paid back with revenue from tolling. MacDonald says bond rating services and others involved in bond sales would worry that politics might play too much of a hand in the collections. State Treasurer James McIntire came to the same conclusion in a report on the initiative’s possible fiscal impact. In a financial analysis of I1125, McIntire said bond investors see the independence of toll-setting bodies as a “critical credit characteristic.” Having state legislators set tolls would be unprecedented nationally, he added. “We simply cannot sell tollbacked bonds if the Legislature is the toll-setting body,” McIntire said in the report. Eyman’s argument is that voters cannot hold accountable the

unelected transportation commission, whom he labeled “bureaucrats appointed by the governor.” The Washington State Republican Party agrees with him. On Aug. 25, the state GOP voted to support I-1125. “I-1125 will require state government to stay fiscally prudent and has the added benefit of requiring elected representatives to set the cost of tolls, not unelected bureaucrats,” state party Chairman Kirby Wilbur said in a news release. Lilly said GOP backing of the initiative didn’t surprise her. “The Republicans are often in lockstep with Eyman,” she said. “We have both sides of the aisle on our team.” Eyman said current rules allow the state to collect tolls indefinitely. MacDonald argued that maintenance and other costs don’t disappear when a construction project ends. Reach reporter Tom Corrigan at 392-6434, ext. 241, or tcorrigan@isspress.com.

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safeguards such as those suggested by Blau, can be put in place. Continued from Page 1 Once the city attorney has completed the study of how measure. such a process might be impleFrank Blau, who said his own mented, Yazici said he will political leanings were about as bring it to the council for furfar from the tea party as could ther study. be, was also in support of the Councilwoman Nancy idea. Whitten suggested the council Blau suggested that the powmight want to send the idea to ers be adoptthe Planning ed with man“The city of Sammamish Commission dated transreview. is the doughnut hole of forShe parency. He direct democracy on the acknowledged said that people circulatthat the comEastside” ing a petition mission is – Sam Rodabough, should not be generally permitted to tasked with Citizen – change the studying land wording after use, and that someone signs it and that the this is in no way land use, but sponsors should be clearly disthought the idea could use an closed. He also suggested that a extra layer of review and comclear system for checking abusment. If not the Planning es be put in place. Commission, Whitten suggested The council agreed that the setting up a citizen commission. idea needs discussion. Yazici said that once all the City Manager Ben Yazici said facts are on the table, it will be the city attorney was going to for the council to decide how to begin researching what, if any, proceed.


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Ramiro Valderrama has old domestic violence charge By Caleb Heeringa

City Council candidate Ramiro Valderrama was charged with fourth-degree assault following a 2005 altercation with his teenage son, but had the charge dropped after agreeing to anger management counseling. According to documents filed in King County District Court, Valderrama struck his 14-year-old son, Daniel, in the side of the head after the son punched him in the shoulder in September of that year. Valderrama had been arguing with his daughter over the family dog, which Valderrama had threatened to take to the pound because it repeatedly urinated in the home, according to transcripts of King County Sheriff’s Office interviews with the children. Daniel Valderrama entered the argument and attempted to grab the dog from Valderrama, which led Valderrama to push his son

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away. Daniel then punched his father in the left shoulder, which prompted Valderrama to swing back, hitting his son in the ear, according to records. Valderrama and his son then wrestled briefly and Valderrama held down his son until he calmed down. Daniel then left the home on his bicycle before coming home to apologize. In interviews with detectives, Valderrama and his son and daughter gave differing accounts on whether Valderrama punched with a closed fist or simply pushed Daniel’s head back with an open palm in an attempt to diffuse the situation. Daniel admitted to detectives that he threw the first punch. Either way, Daniel had noticeable bruising around his ear, prompting Valderrama’s wife, who was out of town during the incident, to bring her son to the doctor. After hearing the details of the incident, the doctor referred the

“I think if that would have happened, I’d remember (the incident) better.” – Daniel Valderrama, Son – matter to Child Protective Services, who launched an investigation in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office. Valderrama, his wife and their son and daughter all told police and CPS detectives that there had never been any violent incidents in the home before and that everyone felt safe in the home in the days following the incident. CPS officials let Daniel and his sister return home after interviewing them at school after the incident. In an interview, Valderrama said the bruising likely happened when he tried to subdue an enraged Daniel.

He said there haven’t been any similar incidents since then and that he is still close with his son. “He was unruly and I sat on him to try to calm him down,” Valderrama said. “When I let go he apologized right then and there. It really was not a big issue.” Though CPS did not intervene, Sheriff’s Office detectives recommended that Valderrama be charged with fourth-degree assault, given the children’s testimony that Valderrama had punched Daniel and the bruising that was still visible several days later. Sammamish prosecutors filed the charges in November of that year. In April of 2006, the charge was dropped in exchange for Valderrama agreeing to attend counseling, which by then he had already done. Valderrama said he was surprised that records of the incident were still publicly available,

as he thought they had been expunged following the dismissal of the case. “CPS checked into it and interviewed us and recommended that nothing go forward (in the legal system),” he said. “It was a small incident and it should not have gone any further.” Despite his testimony at the time that his father punched him, Daniel Valderrama, now 20, said in an interview that he doesn’t believe his father threw a punch during the incident. “I think if that would have happened, I’d remember (the incident) better,” he said. “It really wasn’t that big of a deal.” Valderrama credits his father’s leadership for his success thus far in life. Daniel is now in his third year at the United States Military Academy at West Point, following in his father’s footsteps. Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be reached at 392-6434. ext. 247, or cheeringa@isspress.com.

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Review editorial Sammamish needs initiative ordinance It is an unusual but easily fixed oversight. Sammamish citizens do not have the power to run ballot initiatives or referendums. The City Council is beginning its review of how they might allow these powers. The process should be thorough, yet speedy. Sammamish citizens should have these rights. Yes, both initiatives and referendums can be annoying to those who disagree with what’s in them. Yes, they can create conflicting priorities that make it difficult to govern. Yes, they can be used by a small but vocal minority as a means of protest when something doesn’t go their way. Still the City Council needs to share its power with the citizens. In Sammamish, where there is no executive branch wielding a veto power over the City Council, these powers can act as the check and balance integral to a functioning democracy. Initiatives and referendums have become a staple of government. They are permitted by the state, but must be formally adopted by each local government before citizens can use them. Sammamish has yet to do so. The fact that no one has brought up the need for the new legislation generally speaks well of the City Council. People have likely not felt aggrieved enough to want to place something on the ballot in the past. As members of the public brought up, there should be some safeguards in place to ensure that any petition drive is transparent — voters will want to know who is behind the measure, and who is funding the effort. Councilwoman Nancy Whitten called for a citizen committee to review the idea. Why? These are well-understood powers in effect for decades in cities across the state. It shouldn’t take much scrutiny to adopt the initiative or referendum legislation of other similar size cities. Let’s not reinvent it. Not allowing these powers is an oversight (kudos to Sam Rodabough for catching it) that can and should be corrected quickly. The council should take action on this measure without delay.

Poll of the week Should the city adopt initiative and referendum powers? A) Yes, both. B) Just initiatives, we don’t need referendums. C) Just referendums, we don’t need initiatives. D) Only if we outlaw them if Tim Eyman moves to town. To vote, visit www.SammamishReview.com.

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Sammamish Forum In defense of dad I feel compelled to put an end to the rumors swirling around my family. For weeks we have heard of people smearing my father’s reputation. As a result, this story will appear in the press, so I want to present my take on this story since this is, in essence, about me. In 2005, when I was 14, I argued with my father and foolishly punched him. Trying to calm the situation my father held me to the floor until I calmed down. In the process, I bruised my ear, visited the doctor who reported the incident due to standard procedure. The incident was investigated and found to be without merit; a hearing confirmed this. This incident was not a big deal. I never imagined that it would be made public – especially for political gain in a City Council election. My father has always been an active, positive force in my life. He inspired me to develop and excel in everything I did, whether it was sports, academics, or leadership, and inculcated in me the value of service and living for more than just myself. His support throughout my life led me to follow in his footsteps and gain admission to West Point, where I will graduate and serve my country as an officer in the U.S. Army in 2013. I am proud to be my father’s son and am proud of all his achievements and work for the city. I urge you to support him for City Council. He will help the city excel, just as he has helped me achieve my aspirations. Daniel Valderrama Sammamish

Support for Whitten Candidate Richardson has supporters praising her abilities, yet we know nothing of where the candidate stands on the issues. She has been part of a very active group of shoreline property owners opposed to the shoreline updates for the past two years. Knowing what a candidate believes in and how they would engage the electorate and represent them is an important part of getting

to know a candidate, especially one that has no track record, other than advocating for their narrow, self-interest. At a recent meeting of Citizens for Sammamish, Councilmembers Nancy Whitten and Mark Cross were invited to speak on the barricade issue. Kathy Richardson declined an invitation to participate, stating that the Planning Commission has not studied the issue. It is clear this is a contentious issue amongst a large group of citizens and it’s even more clear that candidate Richardson does not want to let people know what her position is on this issue. She has also not made herself available to participate in the upcoming debate, instead traveling to Africa for a couple of weeks and expecting other self-interested supporters to step in to represent her positions. It takes courage to run for City Council, it takes time and dedication, and most of all a willingness to put oneself out there, accepting criticism while trying to understand the issues. If candidate Richardson expects votes, she shouldn’t rely on blanketing the city with signs and opinion letters extolling her qualifications. She should be willing to face the public and clearly state her views and opinions. It is important to keep diversity and independent thinking on the council as well as having a Councilmember that shows up, actively participates and engages staff, councilmembers and the citizens of Sammamish. Nancy Whitten is that strong, independent voice on the council that is willing to state her ideas and look at all sides of an issue, asking probing questions in order to have as much information as possible before voting on important policy. Lori McIntosh Sammamish

Support for Richardson Plain and simple: Kathy Richardson would make a great

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Vaccines are not the problem Thank you, Ms. Malchow, for speaking up about the need for childhood immunizations. Some opt out for religious reasons, and I respect that. I get asked periodically if I think my adult son got autism from vaccinations, particularly from the MMR. When I say no and that I think he was born with it (there were signs), people look at me like either I’m in denial or I have rocks in my head! Because of one very flawed and very publicized but later disproved study, many still think vaccines are responsible for autism. My hope for parents who refuse to vaccinate out of fear is that they have a lengthy discussion with their See FORUM, Page 5

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EFR scales back headquarters remodel plan Eastside Fire &Rescue reduced the size of a proposed remodel by an order of magnitude, and the agency’s board unanimously approved the smaller version Sept. 19. EFR staff had initially pro-

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posed a $500,000 remodel of the facility to include expanding office space, adding storage and putting in a new women’s bathroom on the building’s second floor. Sammamish, Issaquah and North Bend had balked at the extra cost. The headquarters technically belongs to Fire District 10, although it is shared by all of the partners in EFR.

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Curley. “I don’t know of any university course in the country that could have given me better training in how to build a city and run a city (than the Planning Commission,)” Vance said. While both candidates say the community and aquatic center envisioned in the recently completed feasibility study may be too expensive for city taxpayers and not ideally located, they disagree on what to build and where to build it. The study, which had input from hundreds of citizens and city leaders, called for a $64.1 million, 98,000-square-foot facility on the Kellman property, behind the library. Both candidates call for the council to look at other alternatives, including having a non-profit like the YMCA handle the process. Bornfruend said he supported an idea espoused by Curley during one of the feasibility study meetings – lease city property to a private developer for a dollar a year and have them build the facility and manage the operational expenses, which are projected to be around $267,000 a year in the facility envisioned in the study. Bornfruend also questioned whether a facility behind the library accomplished one of many peoples’ goals for the community and aquatic center –

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jumpstarting development in the area. He suggested looking into privately owned properties closer to the retail core of Town Center, off

Southeast 4th Street. “I like the idea of having that anchor if we really want to have the Town Center built,” he said. Vance said he also liked the idea of a community center acting as a hub for development in the area, but said the structured parking requirements in Town Center, which account for $15.9 million of the $64 million price tag in the proposed facility, may prove too spendy. He echoed a suggestion brought up by Councilwoman Nancy Whitten in recent months – that the city consider locations outside Town Center. The YMCA currently owns property near Pine Lake Middle School. An extra mile or two is not a huge deal since most users would end up driving to the facility no matter where it is located, he said. “I like the idea of jumpstarting Town Center, but I’m not sure that the (Kellman property) location would do that,” he said. “Building a community center should be more important than jumpstarting Town Center.”

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On the recently completed Shoreline Master Plan, the two candidates have different narratives for how the process went and how it could have been improved. The state officially signed off on the regulations last month, ending several years of painstaking work by city staff and shoreline homeowners who felt the state standards were an affront to their property rights. Vance worked on the city’s original proposal while on the Planning Commission, only to see the council make drastic changes to the regulations at the behest of shoreline homeowners, some of whom spent hundreds of hours in meetings crafting more flexible language and collecting scientific studies to back up their claims. While he praised the involvement of local citizens throughout the process, Vance said it didn’t surprise him to see the Washington State Department of Ecology require dozens of significant changes to the regulations, including stricter size standards for new or remodeled docks. “We were always going to have to comply with those state stan-

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dards,” Vance said. “I guess you can run for legislature and work to change the (Department of Ecology), but beyond that they were always

in the picture.” Bornfruend said he believes the process, which took around four years from beginning to end, could have been simplified had the council and city staff had shoreline homeowners more intimately involved with the process from the very beginning. He pointed to a double standard between DOE regulations that limit dock sizes in order to cut down on shady areas for small and large-mouth bass to hide and prey on endangered salmon and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations that limit the amount of adult bass that an angler can keep. “(The council and city staff) work for the people of the city, not the state,” Bornfruend said. “They should have had a representative from the shoreline homeowners at the table with them in their meetings with the state from the beginning.” The candidates also strike different tones when it comes to Town Center. Bornfruend said the plan as written needs more flexibility in order to entice

developers into the area. He suggested easing the city’s requirement that 80 percent of parking in Town Center be above or below ground, by allowing developers to phase in the structured parking as development grows or by the city investing money towards structured parking. He also suggested reducing affordable housing requirements in the area or perhaps moving affordable housing to other spots in Sammamish. “Planners plan, but sometimes how the development community looks at it is a bit different,” he said. Vance said he is not opposed to tweaking the Town Center Plan and said he would consider swapping density between different areas of Town Center if that’s what the development community was calling for. But Vance cautioned against dismantling the plan just because developers aren’t immediately breaking ground during a recession. “It’s been nine months since we wrapped up all the development regulations,” Vance said. “It’s not like it’s been 10 years and nothing is happening … I think we can be flexible while still being considerate of the environmental and aesthetic concerns. There is flexibility and then there is flexibility.” Reporter Caleb Heeringa can be reached at 392-6434. ext. 247, or cheeringa@isspress.com. To comment on this story, visit www.SammamishReview.com.

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Costco-backed initiative I-1183 aims to remove state from liquor business By Warren Kagarise

Months after a measure to privatize the state’s Prohibition-era liquor system failed, Issaquahbased Costco ordered another round, and spearheaded a similar measure for the November ballot. Initiative 1183 aims to remove the state from the business of distributing and selling hard liquor. The measure is less comprehensive than Initiative 1100, a Costcobacked privatization measure rejected last November. If passed, I-1183 calls for staterun liquor stores to close by June 2012. The measure also aims to require the state to license private enterprises to sell and distribute hard liquor, set license fees based on sales and regulate licensees. Unlike the unsuccessful initia-

tive from last year, I-1183 limits hard liquor sales to stores of at least 10,000 square feet. (The average Costco encompasses about 140,000 square feet.) I-1100 aimed to allow smaller retailers, such as gas stations and convenience stores, to sell hard liquor. Still, opponents said safety concerns remain about efforts to privatize the system and sell booze at more locations. “One thing that became clear is that voters of the state of Washington really didn’t want to have a huge increase in the amount of outlets selling liquor — and that’s exactly what this would do,” said Alex Fryer, a spokesman for Protect Our Communities, the campaign opposed to I-1183. Costco — alongside other large retailers, including Safeway and Trader Joe’s — serves as a major

State ballot initiatives Though initiatives 1125 (highway tolling) and 1183 (liquor privatization) receive the most attention, Washington voters must decide other important issues on the Nov. 8 ballot. ◆ Initiative 1163 aims to require training and background checks for employees in adult family homes. Washington voters passed a similar measure, Initiative 1029, in 2008, but the measure withered in the Legislature due to budget backer for the initiative. Protect Our Communities receives important support from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

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shortfalls. ◆ Senate Joint Resolution 8205 calls for amending the state Constitution to remove a long-unused provision about the length of time a voter must reside in the state to vote for president and vice president. ◆ Senate Joint Resolution 8206 is a proposed constitutional amendment on the budget stabilization account maintained in the state treasury. The measure calls for legislators to transfer money to a budget stabilization account if the state receives revenue related to “extraordinary revenue growth.” The forces for and against I-1183 raised about $9 million combined so far, and more money is guaranteed to pour in before Election Day, Nov. 8. Kathryn Stenger, Yes on 1183 spokeswoman, said supSee LIQUOR, Page 8

bathroom on the second floor of the headquarters building. Since the new proposal was relatively small, the EFR board agreed to pay for the remodel out of reserve funds, and not bother with changing EFR’s charter.

EFR to start charging mileage fee for ambulance transport Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Board of Directors agreed to start charging a $15 per mile fee for transporting patients to the hospital via ambulance. The fee will be in addition to the flat $650 fee for ambulance rides that EFR instituted in October 2010. EFR estimates the fee will generate about $100,000 per year. They say the fee is comparable to other ambulance providers in the area. For people with health insurance, the insurer will typically cover the fee. EFR will ask for payment from those without insurance, but the agency will typically not pursue payments from those who can’t pay, nor will they deny transportation to people who can not pay the fee.

Conversation with the Candidate Should We, Can We Build a Community Center? By Tom Vance Some suggest that we have suitable Like many, I commercial health clubs. But the had a case of private clubs are not community “sticker shock” centers. They don’t serve disabled or over the $67 most senior citizens. They don’t serve million price the thousands of children and families for a community center near City who would use a full-service Hall. community center. Reality: the Feasibility Study The City budgeted $6 million for a proposal is imaginary. As much as community center for 2011-12. And many of us admire aspects of this we have regular streams of dedicated imaginary community center at a capital funds for recreation. How can seemingly wonderful location, the we leverage those funds without reality of cost, traffic, and increasing taxes, going into debt, or environmental issues will make it saddling the City with annual almost impossible to build there. maintenance expenses? Other locations in the Town Center In the past, we have successfully will have similar cost issues. partnered with the school districts to The Council is right, however, to build sports fields and with the Boys consider a community center. & Girls Club to build a Teen Center. Sammamish is a family community The YMCA owns land near the of 46,000 citizens, with thousands of QFC. The YMCA’s strengths are young people and a growing raising money, and building and population of seniors. We live in a great recreational area, near operating community centers. Their new facility in Newcastle has been a mountains, lakes, trails, sports fields, huge success, with more than 6000 and parks. children per month walking through And we live through a long, dark, their doors, and more than 17,000 cold, rainy season. memberships. Some want to use the community When the YMCA comes to center to “jump start” the Town Sammamish with a partnership Center. But providing the recreational proposal, we should be listening. services of a community center should be the first priority. What do you think? Let’s continue the Conversation at www.tomvanceforcouncil.com

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City officer helps during shooting By Warren Kagarise

A Sammamish Police officer was called to assist in an incident where Issaquah police shot and killed a gunman Saturday after police said the man opened fire near downtown Issaquah schools as children and spectators gathered for sporting events. The man parked a car on Front Street South at Newport Way Southwest and then headed on foot, carrying two rifles to the area near Clark Elementary and Issaquah High schools at about 11:15 a.m. on a muggy fall day. Police said the man menacingly pointed firearms at passers-by as he headed about a half-mile to Clark Elementary School. Witnesses said the man attempted to break into a parked, unoccupied car in the school parking lot. The man fired the initial shot at about the same time. Issaquah police officers converged on the campus. Investigators said the man then dropped to the ground on a service road and started firing at officers.

In response, four officers returned fire and hit the gunman several times. He died at the scene. King County Sheriff Office’s spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart said no other injuries occurred as a result of the incident. People sought refuge beneath the bleachers at Issaquah High School. “We don’t know why he was doing it. We don’t know who he is for sure,” he said. The man, a 51-year-old Maple Valley resident, is believed to have acted alone. The incident occurred during a club football game for youth players at the high school. Sammamish Police officer Ken Williams was one of three Sammamish officers called to the scene. He helped evacuate dozens of youth football players that were milling around the football field as the gunman approached the area. Children were ushered behind bleachers and out of the potential line of sight of the shooter. Williams credits the youth football coaches for helping get players out of

harm’s way. “(The coaches) kept everyone calm and got them water,” Williams said. “They deserve recognition.” The gunman fired shots near the events but no one at the events came into the line of fire, Urquhart said. “Lots of people up there, lots of kids,” Urquhart said. “This could have been a lot worse.” A sheriff’s office investigator said a robot inspected the abandoned car near the 400 block of Front Street South. The vehicle is a 2011 silver Kia sedan with California license plates. Investigators located some ammunition in the vehicle, and some shell casings and a gas can nearby. Police also discovered three guns in the trunk, including a pellet gun and antique rifle. Reporter Caleb Heeringa contributed to this story. For more details on the shooting, visit www.IssaquahPress.com.

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Wage and Amount each partner would have to pay health insurance under the proposed budget. costs are the Jurisdiction Cost Increase prime drivers of North Bend $808,000 4.9 percent a proposed 2.6 District 10 $7.3 million 3.1 percent percent increase Issaquah $5 million 3.1 percent in Eastside Fire Sammamish $5.9 million 4 percent and Rescue’s District 38 $1.4 million 2.4 percent proposed 2012 budget. Some board members, cent increase in salaries, which however, wonder if parts of the will translate into about projected budget may be off. $435,000 dollars. Benefit costs, EFR’s board got its first look including a 6 percent increase at the $21.5 million spending in medical costs, will mean plan Sept. 19. The budget is about a $130,000 increase in about $546,000 more than last that spending category. year. The lion’s share is a 2 perSee EFR, Page 8

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Some of the extra costs, however, are offset by a reduction in communications fees, said Scott Faires, budget finance analyst for EFR. EFR Director Tom Odell (Sammamish) questioned the assumptions surrounding ambulance services and fees. EFR collects a fee for transporting patients to the hospital via ambulance, and just instituted an additional mileage fee based on how far they transport the patients. The fees are largely borne by insurance providers, and EFR does not deny people transport if they are unable to pay. Odell noted that the new Swedish Hospital in Issaquah will likely change ambulance usage for much of the EFR coverage area. Since many injured and sick people will no longer be taken to Overlake, it will mean less miles traveled. It will also change the availability of ambulance services, since the shorter trip means they will be able to return to service more quickly. Odell suggested that the board should look more closely at the budget’s revenue forecasts in the light of those changing circumstances. EFR Director Don Gerend (Sammamish) also questioned the size of the EFR reserve fund. He noted that EFR’s target number is about $1.8 million, but the agency has about $2.4 million in reserve. Some of that will likely be spent, but Gerend questioned putting more money into an already full reserve. EFR’s Finance and Operations Committee will begin discussion of the budget next month, and the full board is expected to adopt a budget in November or December.

An increase in the number of developers applying for permits is leading Sammamish to hire consultants to help out with permit reviews. The increase in building activity marks a turnaround from recent years when the bottom had fallen out of the real estate market. “I’m very happy to have this problem,” said Kamuron Gurol, the city’s director of development. ‘This is good news.”

Police busy writing traffic tickets Sammamish Police have made 292 traffic stops in the first half of 2011, accounting for 7 percent of police activity in the city, said Mike Sauerwein, director of the city’s Administrative Services Department. During a Sept. 13 presentation to the City Council, Sauerwein said 100 of those had been tickets while the remainder were given warnings. “They were strongly encouraged to drive more carefully,” Sauerwein said. Traffic incidents in general — including traffic stops, accidents and DUI’s — account for 27 percent of incidents in Sammamish.

County to host budget forum at Pacific Cascade Middle School Citizens can offer input on King County’s 2012 budget next month at a local forum. County Councilwoman Julia Patterson, leader of the council’s Budget Leadership Team, announced Pacific Cascade Middle School and other sites as locations for budget discussions. The budget team is seeking input on County Executive Dow Constantine’s proposed 2012 bud-

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port from familiar retailers bolsters support for the measure among the electorate. “On the one hand, people love the idea because they already have a good relationship with Costco and being able to go in there and find their favorite brands, but it’s also given them some peace of mind,” she said. “They know that Costco is selling beer and wine now, they know that Costco sells liquor in other states and has done so safely.”

Hiring the consultants will not end up costing the city anything. Developers pay fees for permit review, and those fees will be passed along to the consulting firm, Beck and Associates. Deputy Mayor Tom Odell asked when the city would consider hiring someone for permit review instead of doing it through a consultant. City Manager Ben Yazici replied he’d been tracking permit applications closely. He’s seen a recent spike in applications, but

he wanted to be sure this was the beginning of a trend, and not a one-time blip. “Right now, we’re still at that testing stage,” he said. Odell also wondered about raising the fees to help generate new revenue. However he was reminded that the state forbids localities from generating a profit on permit reviews, they may simply charge enough of a fee to recoup the costs. Similarly, the city needs a bit of extra help in doing home

inspections. One of the city’s inspectors is out and so they find themselves short-staffed. Sammamish will bring on Prothman to help out with inspections. Once again, the consultant will be paid with fees generated by the inspections, so there will be no cost to the city.

get. Sammamish’s representative, Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, and Councilwoman Jane Hague and Councilman Joe McDermott also serve on the budget team. “These public hearings are an opportunity for the residents of King County to make their voices heard on the issues that matter most to them,” Patterson said in a statement. The budget team is scheduled to collect input from citizens at a series of meetings: ◆ 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 — Pacific Cascade Middle School, 24635 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road ◆ 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 — Maleng Regional Justice Center, Courtroom 3F, 401 Fourth Ave. N., Kent ◆ 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 — King County Courthouse, County Council Chambers, 10th Floor, 516 Third Ave., Seattle The county plans to offer coverage of the meetings on King County TV, channel 22 on Broadstripe and Comcast.

unclaimed property to the state. The number of individuals claiming property during the same period increased by more than 10,000 from the previous fiscal year. Individuals claimed $46.5 million in the fiscal year ending June 30. Revenue Director Suzan DelBene said the number of businesses reporting unclaimed property increased substantially over the past decade, from fewer than 5,000 to more than 26,000. The director attributed publicity and continuing educational efforts to the increase in reporting. Unclaimed property includes unclaimed paychecks, utility deposits, bank accounts, uncashed refunds, life insurance proceeds, stocks and bonds, and contents from safe deposit boxes. During the past fiscal year, the Department of Revenue added 750,000 names and a record $102.5 million to the searchable online database of unclaimed property at www.claimyourcash.org. The database contains more than 3 million names and $821 million.

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claimants during the 2011 fiscal year, due in part to a sharp increase in businesses reporting

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sions and committees. The agency needs applicants for 24 groups, including the Board of Physical Therapy, the Athletic Training Advisory Committee, the Board of Pharmacy, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission, the Board of Massage and the Veterinary Board of Governors. Many groups have immediate vacancies and others need a pool of qualified candidates for future openings. Potential appointees must be United States citizens and Washington residents. Regular meeting attendance is expected and is vital to the success of each team. The state reimburses members for certain expenses related to travel, and compensates members for time spent at meetings and other approved activities. Find information and applications at www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/BCC.htm. Or, call 360-236-4887 to learn more. “This is an opportunity for citizens to have a voice in their government, and to influence the health and safety of our state,” Karen Jensen, assistant secretary for the Health Systems Quality Assurance division, said in a statement. “Gov. Chris Gregoire and Secretary Mary Selecky take great pride in appointing qualified, responsible members who reflect Washington’s diversity.”

Measure differs from past initiatives The state estimates liquor privatization resulting from I-1183 could generate $216 million to $253 million for state coffers in the next six years. The state could also pocket about $28 million from the sale of the liquor distribution centers. The measure also includes fees to generate revenue for local governments. Many local government officials across Washington raised concerns last year about possible financial losses related to liquor privatization. The state estimates local governments could receive $186 mil-

lion to $227 million in the next six years if I-1183 passes. I-1183 is the latest effort in a long series of proposals to change Prohibition-era liquor laws. The state maintains a governmentonly monopoly on retail and wholesale liquor sales. Washington and 17 other states control liquor sales and distribution. “What we’ve heard anecdotally from people across the state is, it’s not that they’re uncomfortable with taking the state out of that monopoly, it’s that they wanted a little more peace of mind about where liquor would be sold,” Stenger said.

I-1183 opponents said the defeat of dueling liquor-privatization measures last November offered a clear message. “The message that we received was clear from voters that they just didn’t want it,” Fryer said. “Whatever problems or complaints people may have with state liquor stores, they were outweighed by concerns.” Stenger said the presence of initiatives 1100 and 1105 left voters uncertain about possible outcomes. “As a voter, having two initiatives on there that dealt with it, but in different ways, made for a lot of confusion,” she said.

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In the latest round, however, Fryer said voters tired of liquor privatization initiatives could sink I-1183. “One of the biggest things we’re hearing from voters is, ‘This again?’ It’s the third time in 12 months,” he said. “Of all the things that are going on in people’s lives, with the economy and the housing market the way it is, privatizing liquor just seems offkey.” Reach reporter Warren Kagarise at 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. To comment on this story, visit www.SammamishReview.com.


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POlice Blotter Homecoming A 15-year-old Eastlake High School student was removed from Inglewood Junior High School after police alleged he took $5 from an open gym bag Sept. 16. School staff saw the suspect, a former student at Inglewood, running from the boys locker room that afternoon. Staff members chased him to a waiting car and detained him and his friend, a 17-year-old Eastlake student. The 15-year-old admitted to coming to the school to visit a former teacher and then going through bags to look for money. Both students were trespassed from the school for a year but will not face criminal charges.

Rob me A resident on the 24000 block of Northeast 31st Way had an iPad 2, an iPod and cash and credit cards stolen from their vehicle as it was parked in their open garage overnight Sept. 15.

The resident told police he had left the garage door open overnight and discovered the items missing when he got into the car at around 5:45 a.m. the next morning. The victim’s bank advised that the suspect or suspects had used his credit card at Fall City Market and Deli that morning. Police continue to investigate.

Custody issue A Sammamish man called police Sept. 15 after his girlfriend left town with the couple’s newborn child. The girlfriend left a note saying that she was taking the child to visit her mother in Florida, which led the boyfriend to believe that the woman was moving permanently and had kidnapped their child. Police could not find evidence that this was the case based solely on the note and advised the man to contact his girlfriend and find out her intentions and then set up a custody plan for the child through the courts.

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Burglary A resident on the 1600 block of 195th Avenue Southeast had three computers, a camera, a bass guitar and a handful of other items stolen from his home sometime between 4:15 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sept. 12. The resident returned home to find the screen taken out of his bedroom window and more than $10,000 worth of items gone. Police were able to obtain some fingerprints from the scene and continue to investigate. store in downtown Seattle shortly afterwards. The case remains under investigation.

Burglary A resident at the Colina Square Apartments had thousands of dollars of electronics and jewelry stolen from their apartment during the middle of the day Sept. 17. The residents were out of the unlocked apartment or napping between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., when the items went missing. The stolen items include laptops, a Nintendo Wii and debit cards, one of which was used to make a purchase at the Macy’s

Fast and furious A 41-year-old Sammamish woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and reckless driving after an officer clocked her driving 73 mph in a 35 zone on the 4400 block of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road the evening of Sept. 15. The officer spotted two cars traveling northbound on the road at high speeds just after 11:30 p.m. The officer followed them

and was able to pull over the Sammamish woman’s vehicle just before the QFC. The officer then attempted to catch up with the lead vehicle but was unable to locate it. The Sammamish woman told the officer that she had gotten angry when the other driver cut her off near the Issaquah Highlands, prompting her to tailgate him all along Issaquah-Pine Lake Road. The officer smelled alcohol on the woman’s breath and she blew a .084 on a breath test. She was given a ride home and will likely See BLOTTER, Page 10

That was then. This is now. If we don’t know where we want to go, any road will get us there! What do we want Sammamish to be in five years? In the middle of a bleak economic outlook, some are still talking about a Town Center plan that was begun in 2004, and adopted in 2010…in a very different, much stronger economy! Nearly 2 years later, no solid proposals have been received from developers, the plan hasn’t been updated, and virtually nothing has been built! Meanwhile, development is proceeding in Issaquah, Redmond, Snoqualmie, and other communities…! Instead of finishing what was started, we’re entertaining new proposals for new facilities, and none of it is part of a coherent master plan for the future! We all want to keep Sammamish the same wonderful place we live today, that grows smartly to meet the needs of its citizens. However, what may have worked in the past is not working today. Plans cost money, but only actions create results! Representing you on City Council, I will:

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Violation of no-contact order Police arrested a 48-year-old Sammamish woman on suspicion of driving under the influence and violating a no-contact order with her son the evening of Sept. 15. The son called police after his visibly intoxicated mother came to the family’s home, though the courts have forbidden her to have contact with the son. Police arrived and verified that the woman had driven to the home and arrested her on suspicion of DUI in addition to the violation of a no-contact order charge. She was booked into Issaquah Jail.

Possible harassment A Sammamish woman called police Sept. 14 to report that her soon-to-be ex-husband had been driving past her home and intimidating her. The woman, who is in the process of divorcing the man, told police that she had previously had a no-contact order against the man, but the order had recently been lifted during divorce proceedings. The woman reported that the man had been driving past the couple’s home, parking and staring at her. Police advised her to seek a new no-contact order and parenting plan through the courts and call police again if she felt in imminent danger.

Trespass An intoxicated 37-year-old Sammamish man was trespassed from Bank of America on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road the

afternoon of Sept. 14 after refusing to leave. Police arrived and found the man laying by the dumpsters. He blew a .30 on a breath test, but was still able to answer police questions. The man was forbidden from drinking by the terms of his probation. The man spoke to his probation officer and agreed to be transported to the hospital for detox.

Lost felon A homeowner on the 3100 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway called police the morning of Sept. 14 after seeing a suspicious man going onto properties along the East Lake Sammamish Trail. Police arrived and located the shirtless 45-year-old man, who had a felony conviction and told police he recently got out of Renton Jail and was homeless. The man admitted he may have walked onto some properties but said he was simply trying to find his way out of the city. Police advised him that he could be arrested if he was found on anyone’s property and gave him directions out of town.

Wrong number A Skyline High School student called police Sept. 10 after receiving apparently threatening text messages meant for another person. The student had gotten a phone call and text messages from an unknown number that day reading, “This is your exwife,” “You are sick” and “Brothers was looking for you, they wanted to kill you.” The student texted back that the person had the wrong number and the messages stopped. The student elected to contact police because they were concerned that the messages were a death threat. Police called the number and made contact with the sender, who was apologetic and said the

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Hatfields and McCoys Police were called to the 3100 block of 222 Court Southeast to sort out a dispute between neighbors Sept. 13. The caller told police she felt threatened after her neighbor told her that she would “get what’s coming to her.” Police contacted the neighbor and determined that the dispute stemmed from each family’s different parenting standards for their children, who often play together. Parents from each side got into a verbal argument over the matter. Both sides agreed that it was best that the families have no contact with each other.

Stolen pick-up A resident on the 22600 block of Southeast 16th Place awoke Sept. 10 to find his silver 2004 Dodge truck gone. The resident told police that he may have left the truck unlocked with the keys inside overnight. The resident did not report hearing any suspicious activity outside the house, though a neighbor reported seeing a light blue SUV drive up and down the road seven or eight times during the time that the SkylineBellevue football game was going on. The case remains under investigation.

Drunk behind the wheel A 22-year-old Edmonds man was arrested on suspicion of having physical control over a vehicle while intoxicated after being found behind the wheel of a parked car after a party Sept. 14. Police responded to break up a party on the 2300 block of 279th Drive Southeast just after 11 p.m.

They arrived to find as many as 200 vehicles parked along the street and a line of about 50 young adults and juveniles waiting to get into the party. A resident at the house told police that the party had gotten out of hand and asked for help dispersing attendees. Police noticed that the Edmonds man was highly intoxicated, unable to stand up and slurring his speech. The man assured police that he would not be driving and that a friend would take him home. Shortly afterwards police watched as the man got out his car keys and got into his car as if he was going to drive away. They stopped him and arrested him on suspicion of having control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Police found a marijuana pipe on the man and the man admitted to drinking “a bunch of gin and 7up” at the party that night. He refused to take a breath test but had difficulty standing. While on the way to the police station, the man asked for the officer to roll down the window because he was concerned he was going to vomit in the back of the patrol car. Fortunately, the officer notes, the man maintained his composure during the car ride. Police cited him and called his family in Edmonds to pick him up.

Witnesses called police at around 6:30 p.m. after seeing a naked, intoxicated woman in a running vehicle near the Jack-inthe-Box restaurant. Police arrived to find the woman unconscious and without clothes in the driver’s seat and called aid units, thinking it may be a medical issue. Police woke the woman up and encouraged her to put on a shirt and pants. The woman could not stand and slurred her speech. She could not explain to officers why she was naked. Police called the woman’s husband, who explained that she had just gotten out of an alcohol rehabilitation center. Police found an empty pint of vodka in the car. The woman blew a .23 on a portable breath test. Police stood by as she was transported to the hospital for detox. Police are recommending she be charged with indecent exposure and having physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated.

Vehicle prowl A resident on the 100 block of 239th Way had a camera, a GPS unit and some jewelry stolen from their unlocked vehicle as it was parked in their driveway overnight Sept. 9. Police have no suspects.

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A resident on the 500 block of 237th Avenue Southeast had computer accessories and a phone charger stolen from their unlocked vehicle overnight Sept. 16. Police have no suspects.

A resident on the 2000 block of 266th Place Southeast had eggs thrown at their vehicle overnight Sept. 12. Police have no suspects.

Drunk and naked A Sammamish woman in her 40s may face indecent exposure and driving under the influence charges after being found naked, passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle in the Safeway parking lot Sept. 14.

Marijuana A Sammamish parent turned over a small baggie of marijuana he found on his 16-year-old son Sept. 12. Police talked with the teen and told him that they would not press charges for possession of the drug if he stayed out of legal trouble for a year. The teen agreed and officers disposed of the drugs. Items in the Police Blotter come from Sammamish Police reports.

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Is your child struggling in school, and you’re not sure why? Whether he has been diagnosed with a learning disability like dyslexia, or just has trouble focusing, cognitive skills training at LearningRx could be the answer you’ve been looking for. “Dyslexia is identifiable and treatable,” says audiologist Dr. Jody Jedlicka. “Treatment involves retraining the brain pathways in early readers. The brain can be rewired to respond like those of their non-dyslexic peers.” Rewiring the brain to think and retain information in new ways is exactly what the professional “brain trainers” at LearningRx do. Using tailored training programs derived from years of clinical research, the trainers at LearningRx work one-on-one with students to develop and strengthen cognitive skills. According to Cornell Atwater, director for LearningRx in Issaquah, good cognitive skills are the foundation for all learning –including reading, writing and math. “Cognitive skills include auditory and visual processing, short and long term memory, processing speed, logic and reasoning,” Atwater explains. “All are underlying tools that enable kids to successfully learn, focus, think, plan, understand, visualize, remember and create useful associations, and solve problems.” “I really feel that my experience at LearningRx changed my life in a good way,” says Cameron, a student at LearningRx. “For a long time I had trouble focusing…now I finish my homework faster and have time to do what I want after school. The program was fun—definitely better than the workbooks my parents got me the last two summers.” Weak cognitive skills can often manifest themselves as learning disabilities, Atwater says. LearningRx does more than

A certified cognitive trainer, Michelle G. and student, Alex G. engage in brain training games to make homework faster and easier. treat the symptoms of learning disabilities; it addresses the source of the problem and provides a permanent solution. Frank and Perla say they decided to come to LearningRx because their 14year-old son, Ryan, who had been diagnosed with ADD, dyslexia and ODD, needed help. “He was taking medication to be able to function,” they explained. “Unfortunately, the medication did not help much in either his schoolwork or his self-esteem. LearningRx gave him the tools to change his situation. “Ryan started his training sessions and loved them,” his parents said. “He learned how to focus, do the task at hand and get organized.” Most important, Ryan is very happy and has gained a positive mental attitude. “His transformation is incredible!” Frank and Perla say. “He does not take medication anymore. He does well in school and loves it. It’s been a wonderful experience and we are absolutely grateful and thankful we found LearningRx!” LearningRx is located at 195 NE Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. Contact them at (425) 657-0908.


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Plateau Jewelers completes its Frozen yogurt and all of the toppings arrive in Sammamish remodeled showroom Kelly and Sue Jensen, owners of Plateau Jewelers, have a passion for fine jewelry — custom-made, premier jewelry to be exact. Since 1996, Plateau Jewelers has specialized in designing and producing custom jewelry to satisfy customer’s unique and personal needs. It’s what the Jensens and their staff do best! Now the showroom has been completely remodeled around an innovative computerized design system. First, you select a starting-point design from thousands of options. Then using 3D design software, you have creative control to customize every detail of the jewelry from stone size, shape, and color to extensive design changes. Once you are satisfied with your masterpiece, Plateau Jewelers will custom make the jewelry just for you. “This new system allows you to celebrate life’s moments better with personalized jewelry,” says Kelly. Plateau Jewelers is also a full service jeweler, offering a full selection of watches, bracelets, pendants, rings and necklaces from some of the most renowned brands in the industry. Diamond and pearls are among timeless favorites. Jewelry appraisals and watch batteries are also offered. “We have built our niche in designing and producing custom jewelry,” says Kelly. “It’s something we love to do each and every day.” Plateau Jeweler’s design awards include accolades from Modern Jeweler magazine and a 1st place award in a Pacific Northwest Jewelers design competition. “Whether you have a rough idea scratched out on a napkin, or take advantage of our new design system, our team

Kelly Jensen of Plateau Jewelers of award-winning designers can make your dream a reality,” says Sue. Plateau Jewelers staff also includes sales associates Betty Berg and Nancy Cindric, both of whom were frequent customers at Plateau Jewelers before they joined the team. Sanh Ly brings 23 years experience in all aspects of crafting jewelry and is outstanding in his work with platinum. And Bronwyn Welch has been a jeweler at Plateau Jewelers for 12 years. “I consider our team to be pretty special,” said Kelly. Plateau Jewelers has been the prime sponsor of the popular summertime Sammamish Concerts in the Park for many years. Kelly and Sue invite you to their newly-remodeled showroom. Plateau Jewelers is located at 2830 228th Ave. SE. Store hours are 10-6 Monday-Thursday, 10-5 Friday and 10-4 Saturday. Call 425313-0657 or visit www.plateaujewelers.com.

If you have been by the Saffron Center in the past few weeks, you may have noticed crowds lining up at Sammamish’s newest store — Yo Plateau. This self-serve yogurt store is locally owned and operated by longtime Washington residents Karen and Gary Sherman. Yo Plateau offers frozen yogurt made by YoCream, one of the leading producers of frozen yogurt. “YoCream is one of original Chad Hardisty and daughter Reese, of Issaquah, suppliers of frozen yogurt and choose from the 12 varieties of frozen yogurt is recognized in the industry available at the new Yo Plateau self-serve frozen as being of the highest quality yogurt store in Sammamish. in addition to tasting great and being healthy,” says Gary. “Most of customer to control the portion and the the large franchises started out using this amount they pay; the average bowl is yogurt, but have since switched to private about $4.50 for adults and $3.00 for chillabel yogurts,” he said. dren. Yo Plateau’s yogurt is always Kosher “We have created the very type of and has fat-free, no sugar added, and atmosphere we like to enjoy when we go dairy-free options to satisfy special out for frozen yogurt,” says Karen. “A dietary needs. YoCream’s live natural place that is both fun for young people yogurt culture count actually exceeds the and is family friendly, where people can national requirement for the refrigerated meet and relax.” yogurt consumers buy in stores. Yo The bright colors, the large open space, Plateau installed state-of-the-art machines comfortable couches, fireplace and free that dispense a smooth and creamy prodWiFi have all been purposefully incorpouct that tastes similar to ice cream, but rated to make Yo Plateau inviting and with much fewer calories. comfortable for customers. Yo Plateau doesn’t stop with yogurt. It “Creating a great experience for our offers a variety of fresh fruit toppings customers – from the yogurt to the atmoincluding raspberries, blueberries, and sphere – is central to our philosophy,” strawberries, as well as a variety of nuts, says Karen. cereals, and candies. Customers create a “With our variety of yogurts and toppersonalized dish that can be topped off pings, you can be as healthy or decadent with whipped cream, chocolate sauce or as you want,” says Gary. Judging by the even honey! The dessert is then weighed customers dishing up their own creations, and charged by the ounce, allowing the decadence seems to be the choice.

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Sammamish girl is a star in healthy choices campaign By Tom Corrigan

key. She began bugging her parents, lobbying hard for acting “When she was really little,” classes. Hillary was able to take Frances Clairmont said of daugh— in her words — “lots and lots” ter Hillary Dominguez, “she used of acting and singing lessons. She to point at the TV and say, ‘I’m was 8 when she got her first part: going to do a featured extra that.’” in a locally proOn the Web Clairmont duced indepensaid that at first, dent movie, Learn more about “Let’s she and the rest “Dear Lemon Do This” from Public Health of her family – Seattle & King County and Lima.” really weren’t Flash forsee Sammamish resident sure if Hillary ward a few Hillary Dominguez at the was hoping to years and you campaign’s website, be a doctor, a might recogwww.letsdothiskingcounty.org. model or whatnize Hillary ever other profession was being from a Public Health – Seattle & portrayed on the screen. King County’s “Let’s Do This” “We just thought it was really campaign for 2011. cute,” Clairmont continued. Hillary is featured on billLater, Hillary, now 12, let it be boards, posters and in videos urgknown that the portrayal was the ing kids to lead healthy lifestyles

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Hillary Dominguez, 12, of Sammamish, poses near the 'Let's Do This' campaign billboard on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast. by avoiding smoking, eating right and being active. Very well spoken and friendly, Hillary said the campaign

already has changed her own habits. “I haven’t had a soda in three months,” she said.

Hillary added she takes pride in having been involved with See HEALTHY, Page 15

Jazz Alley is a labor of love for Sammamish residents By Christopher Huber

John and Carla Dimitriou have a hard time picking a favorite jazz artist who has graced the stage of their family’s jazz nightclub. John said he’s experienced so many “moments of magic” since hosting the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Taj Mahal and Betty Carter, it’s hard to distinguish even a few top picks. “You book them once to twice a year for 25 years, they will have seen you as much as some (of their own) family members,” said Carla. John and Carla, Sammamish residents since 1993, own and run Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, a venue that has helped keep Seattle on the tour circuit for some of the jazz world’s biggest names since 1979. “The nice thing about our business is … it’s been relatively trouble-free in this venue,” Carla said. “Jazz folks aren’t all that rambunctious. They’re chill.” So easy-going that she remembers a time when The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger attended a Jazz Alley performance. After the show, he went into the kitchen and thanked the managers for being able to have a low-key, has-

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John Dimitriou opened Jazz Alley decades ago. It has become a hot spot for Jazz in the Northwest. sle-free night. John and Carla opened Jazz Alley in 1979 in Seattle’s University District in hopes that John could spread his wings in the music performance industry. He had worked in Seattle-area clubs and restaurants since age

15 in the 1960s and had been exposed to the musical mastery of trumpet player Doc Severinsen and others, he said. After three years of booking bands with his brother at Pioneer Banque, he moved to the East Coast in 1975. The two met while

working at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., and moved back to Seattle after getting married. Both were drawn to jazz for its unique sound and the craft of the musicians. “What drew me to it was, I was

sick of everything else,” Carla said. “I just fell in love with the music.” John had always been into jazz. “It was a love for the music and presenting the music,” he said. And with that love for the music, the couple worked long hours together for years before they had enough business to hire more staff at the club. They found their niche by the mid 1980s after opening the current venue on 6th and Lenora in Seattle. After 15 years of working together full-time, and after having their son, Carla was able to pull back from working at the club. She works as a painter and sculptor, exhibiting in Issaquah and Seattle. She also volunteers with the Washington State Animal Response Team, a group of 170 members who rescue animals during natural disasters or abuse situations. She still can’t count how many shows she attends each year at Jazz Alley, though. “I can’t imagine doing anything else,” Carla said. “It’s a way of life.” See JAZZ, Page 15


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Obituaries Alvin Jay Macko Alvin Jay Macko (Mick), of Sammamish, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. He was 87 years old. He was born in Davenport on Oct. 6, 1923. He was raised in Spokane and entered the United States Marine Corps in 1940. He served in the 4th Marine Regiment during World War II and survived three and a half Alvin Jay Macko years as a POW in the Philippines and Japan. Mick married Betty Jean Bailey in 1946 and they raised four children in Issaquah. He was an avid outdoorsman, hiking hunting and fishing in the Cascade mountains and Okanogan region.

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something that might help people lead better lives. While lately she’s been working on another independent movie, doing some modeling for Nordstrom and getting ready to play the lead in a Kirkland production of “Annie,” Hillary said she’s hoping to be able to concentrate on her seventh grade studies at Pine Lake Middle School. “I really want to be focused on my grades,” the Sammamish resident said. Both Hillary and her mom

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He managed Marymoor Park for 20 years and retired to Pine Lake with his wife Betty in 1988. He is survived by Betty Macko; three of his children: Jodi Macko, Cory Macko and Krista Holmberg; his eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. He was preceded in death by their son Bradley Macko. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E. Sammamish. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the service. Online photos, directions and memorials for Alvin are available at www.flintofts.com.

Donald Allan Kolwitz Donald A. Kolwitz, of Sammamish, abiding father to Lisa and a Boeing draftsman for 35 years, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. He was 77. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Sat., Oct. 8, 2011 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah. Photos, directions and the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

seem well versed in Hillary’s various accomplishments to date. While she didn’t have a big part, “Dear Lemon Lima” was a good experience, Hillary said. The cast included some Disney actors who had some advice for her. “They said to do theater,” Hillary said. “They said to explore everything theater has to offer.” She seems to be following that advice. Besides the starring role in “Annie” at Studio East, Hillary has played various roles in area productions of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Footloose: The Musical” and several others. Venues have ranged from Village

Lauren Strand and Patrick Beckwith

Lauren Strand weds Patrick Beckwith Lauren Strand, of Sammamish, married Patrick Beckwith, of Spanaway, July 16 at the Beckwith residence in Grapeview. The bride is the daughter of Kurt and Carla Strand, of Sammamish. The maid of honor was Sarah Alberts, and bridesmaids were Casey Aydel, Claire Defouw and Katie Beckwith. Mariah Beckwith was junior attendant. The groom is the son of Forrest and Donna Beckwith of Issaquah. The best man was Forrest Scott Beckwith II, and groomsmen were Austin Strand, Sean Lambrecht and Teddy Beckwith. The wedding was officiated by the groom’s grandfather, Wayne Beckwith.

Theatre in Issaquah to spots in downtown Seattle. A production of “Fiddler on the Roof” provided her with her first singing solo. Hillary admitted that experience gave her some butterflies. “I get nervous pretty easily,” she said. “But after a while I calmed down.” While other gigs have given her plenty of experience, the “Let’s Do This” campaign probably has provided her with the most exposure. When campaign ads appeared on the sides of King County Metro Transit buses, they even attracted some controversy. Matias Valenzuela, public edu-

The honeymoon was a group climb of Mount Rainier. The bride is a 2005 Skyline graduate and a 2009 UW graduate. She is working toward a masters in education. The groom is a 2003 Skyline graduate and a 2008 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a Captain in the U.S. Army stationed at Joint Base Lewis McCord.

Mormons help community More than 750 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Sammamish, Redmond, Duvall and Carnation gave up their Saturday, Sept. 17 — a combined 2,229 service hours — to help out at numerous community projects. In all, the volunteers donated more than 500 pounds of food and helped make 85 blankets for Eastside Baby Corner, said Tallee Whitehorn, a first-ward member and Sammamish resident. Volunteers served at two Sammamish locations: Evans Creek and the Pigott property. They cleared garbage, spruced up trails, built bridges and did general landscaping and beautification.

cation coordinator for Public Health – Seattle & King County, said because the ads carried a specific message, they attracted some attention last spring during a controversy over whether Metro buses should run ads expressing political or possibly controversial viewpoints. For the ads, Hillary played a young girl named Mia. Hillary said her friends have taken to referring to her by that name as a joke. By the way, none of her friends are jealous of her, Hillary said. “They just think it’s all kind of

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And while running the joint keeps him busy, John still seems to appreciate the music as it evolves with its aging and emerging practitioners. “Having a jazz club is kind of my way of being involved in the arts,” John said. “Jazz is an art form. What makes it different is the music evolves. The people that come here have an interest in music being performed at the highest level possible.” He noted the slight decline in the popularity of jazz music in the mainstream of late. But as history and his experience have proven, it always comes back strong. John helped form the Pacific Jazz Institute in 1986 to promote music appreciation and education. It brings accomplished professional jazz artists together with at-risk youth, in particular, as well as anyone else interested, through live performances and workshops. It’s working to raise up a new generation of jazz enthusiasts and performers, he said. “It’s to keep the music alive,” John said. “We’re seeing a great hope in the future.”

cool,” she said. Hillary’s next big project is another production of “Annie.” She said she plans on sticking with performing for the foreseeable future. “I know I really want to do this for a really long time if not the rest of my life,” Hillary said. So far, she doesn’t have a favorite part or play. “I love it all,” she said. Reach reporter Tom Corrigan at 392-6434, ext. 241, or tcorrigan@isspress.com.

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Lake Washington schools bring netbooks to class By Christopher Huber

In 2008, when Tim Patterson first heard the Lake Washington School District’s proposal to give every student at his school a netbook for the entire school year, he wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about it. In fact, as principal of Inglewood Junior High School and a member of the 12-principal technology advisory board, he was part of the vocal minority that took issue with, among other things, the devices’ “cool factor” potentially distracting students from the main goal: learning and retaining a jam-packed curriculum. “I spoke against this in a pretty assertive way,” Patterson said. But through two years of pilot programs, technology integration experiments, and receiving mostly positive feedback from teachers and students, Patterson got on board with the idea. “This is a technology that I’ve changed my perspective on,” he said. This fall marked the first time every seventh grader at Inglewood checked out their personal netbook for the school year — with the signed permission of

their parents. They’ve only had them for about two weeks, but many students are enthusiastically taking to the new system. “It’s a very cool and special thing,” said Sophia Bernardo, an Inglewood seventh-grader. “It’s still a little bit weird.” It’s part of the district’s One-toOne initiative that seeks to provide one computer for every student — nearly 25,000. Administrators said it aims to help eliminate homework document formatting issues between home and school computers, as well as make instruction more efficient. Plus, they said it teaches students the technology skills they will need to compete in the future job market. “When have instant access you get back instructional time,” said Matt Palmer, Lake Washington’s technology integration & e-learning coordinator. “They’re doing quite a bit with them.” Inglewood’s nearly 350 seventh graders, along with all the school’s language arts-social studies and science classes, join four other schools in the district to lead the way in trying the new system out, said John Vaille, Lake Washington assistant superintendent and head technology

New policies rein in Skyline High School By Olivia Spokoiny

While a few schools in the area are under construction, Skyline wrapped up all of its renovations in the beginning of last year. Very few changes have been made to classes, programs, clubs and sports this year, with the exception of several new teachers and sports coaches. But Skyline students are far more concerned with policy changes that have gone into effect this year. Students have enjoyed a few years of a dress code that was not strict, nor was it really enforced. Most of the newly enforced rules are those of common sense, something along the lines of “nobody wants to see your underwear or parts of your body that probably should be covered at school.” However, there is one rule that has resulted in a large group of angry teenage girls. We are not allowed to wear yoga pants unless our shirts cover our behinds. Many girls are asked to

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change their clothes for being too inappropriate or distracting each day, and you would be surprised how it can entirely ruin their day. I have seen it happen. It is new, because, frankly, we got too used to wearing practically whatever we wanted. Another policy change involves the Homecoming dance, scheduled to take place next month. After a “back-to-school” dance last month, the administration was forced to reconsider the year’s dances. This was due to the fact that there were too many “freak dancing” incidents. As of now, Homecoming will happen as long as we sign agreements, when we buy our tickets, to promise we won’t dirty dance.

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Mike Moffat, a seventh-grader at Inglewood Junior High works on a lab project on a netbook. administrator. “In order for kids to be competitive globally, they need technology,” he said. The netbooks — the Dell

Students named National Merit semifinalists The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has named nine seniors in Sammamish’s three high schools as semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Nationally, some 16,000 students were named semifinalists. They represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and were the top scorers on the 2010 Preliminary PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. As semifinalists, the nine from Skyline, Eastlake and Eastside Catholic have a chance to compete for 8,300 scholarships worth more than $34 million. To become a finalist, students show proof of an outstanding academic and civic performance in high school and must be recommended by their school principal. Future scores on subsequent SAT scores must remain high as well. Sammamish’s National Merit semifinalists are: ◆ Skyline High School: Karsten Ball, Amy Bearman, Miles Blackwood, Shirley Chung, Clare McGrane, Brian

Latitude 2020 — cost up to $425 apiece and were provided through the $42 million technology levy Lake Washington voters passed in 2010. They are fully

Pak and Ashwin Rao. ◆ Eastlake High School: Blake Crinklaw. ◆ Eastside Catholic High School: William Patterson.

Sunny Hills gets a defibrillator Sunny Hills Elementary now has the ability to potentially save a person’s life on-site during a cardiac arrest, thanks to a recent donation from school alumnus Bill Merritt and a family from Carnation. Merritt, a retired officer with Eastside Fire & Rescue, and the Gaffney family donated an Automatic External Defibrillator Aug. 25 to the school, located in south Sammamish. Sunny Hills parent Shannon Holliway alerted Merritt to the need for an AED at Sunny Hills, according to a school press release. He, in turn, mentioned it to the Gaffneys, who happened to have one they wanted to donate. If someone at Sunny Hills has a cardiac arrest, staff responders will be able to react faster, while they wait for emergency medical responders to arrive. An AED is a portable, lightweight device that can

equipped with the Microsoft Office Suite and various subjectspecific programs that allow stuSee NETBOOKS, Page 17

resuscitate, for example, a heart attack victim, by delivering an electric shock to the heart through the chest. The unit is designed for anyone to operate it, following simple instructions provided. When in use, the AED does all the work, reading the person’s heartbeat and, if necessary, delivering a shock to the heart.

LWSD gifted program to be offered to fewer students in 2012 Fewer students in the Lake Washington School District will be able to enroll in the Quest gifted program starting in the fall of 2012, according to the district. Currently being offered to highly capable students in grades one through nine, the program will be limited to students in grades two through eight. The change will happen in conjunction with the district’s grade re-configuration, set to happen in the 2012-2013 school year. Elementary schools will be See QUEST, Page 17


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kindergarten through fifth grade, middle schools will be sixth through eighth grade and grades nine through 12 will be at the high school. The district decided to change the gifted-program because kindergarteners’ cognitive abilities are not well enough developed to test for the Quest program and ninth graders will now be able to take Advanced Placement or other advanced courses at the high school. Parents interested in learning

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dents to conduct tasks from interactive, computer-based science experiments in real time to typing a book report and turning it in online. Students have also found regular use for the built-in camera, taking self-portraits for presentations or visually documenting an object in science class, teachers said. Shannon Bleek, a seventhgrade science teacher for the past 10 years, has seen first-hand the change from students drawing unrecognizable diagrams by hand to building accurate graphs and charts fed by data the students personally put into the computer. She said she wasn’t quite sure how well the netbook program would work out last school year during the pilot program. But, with some training and plenty of practice incorporating the devices in everyday lesson planning, she was surprised by her students’ creativity and engagement. “The best part of the netbooks is they’re so engaged. The level of engagement is significantly higher.” Bleek said during a lesson Sept. 23. “It’s way more seamless. It’s amazing how they come up with ideas for how to use these.” Sophia said she still likes to write in notebooks, but she appreciates getting an extra few hours to tweak a writing assignment on her netbook by being allowed to turn it in online, later in the day, rather than in class. “I like more time to turn in an assignment,” she said. “Otherwise, I kind of liked using notebooks.” Similar to Lake Washington’s current overall ratio, the Issaquah School District maintains about a 3-to-1 student-tocomputer ratio at its schools, said Colleen Dixon, Issaquah’s executive director of educational technology. It receives extensive technology levy support from the community, she said, but given that 99 percent of students have

more about the program change or what it will look like with the grade re-configuration can attend information nights. The elementary parent information night, about students who will be in second through fifth grade next year, will run 4-6:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m., each day Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. All sessions are at Rose Hill Junior High, 13505 NE 75th St., Redmond. Applications are available starting Oct. 3 and are due by 4 p.m., Oct. 28. Parents of students in middle school starting in fall 2012 can attend an information night Oct. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Kamiakin Junior High, 14111 ample access to computers at home, too, the district is currently focused on installing wireless Internet networks at all schools, among other projects. For the few students who don’t have seamless school-to-home computer access, Dixon said the district offers after-school use, as well as free surplus computers to anyone who fills out a request form. ‘For those who don’t, we provide extensive access for them at school,” Dixon said. “We haven’t had a demand for (netbooks) because the access has been available at school.” While Bleek acknowledged the potential for people to get caught up in the “cool factor” of having netbooks, after two years spent integrating them into her daily lessons and routine, she highlighted how in touch she feels with each student and their work. From her desktop computer, she can monitor every student who is logged in to their netbook, in real time. If one student does an exemplary job during an inclass assignment, Bleek can capture an image of that student’s work, freeze everyone else’s screen and display the example on each device while she explains. “It’s changing a classroom environment,” she said. Integrating hundreds of netbooks to school instruction also cuts down on paper use, claimed teachers and administrators. “It cuts way down on handouts,” Bleek said. Bleek and Sophia thought about the implications using netbooks might have on students’ handwriting and drawing abilities. Sophia said she and her classmates use them for virtually every class, with math homework seeing ever-increasing application through a netbook. Overall, all involved seem happy with the new netbooks. As the students get used to them, administrators look to next year when Inglewood will check them out to seventh- and eighthgraders. “It’s a much bigger leap into the future than with other things,” Sophia said.

September 28, 2011 • 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland. Middle school applications for 2012-2013 are available Oct. 24 and due back by 4 p.m., Nov. 18. Visit www.lwsd.org/quest to learn more about the Quest program.

Issaquah schools change Stanford testing this year Starting this school year, the Issaquah School District will switch from administering the Stanford 10 achievement in all grades to only grades one, two and five, according to a district press e-newsletter.

The district noted numerous reasons for the switch, including increasing state-mandated testing requirements and increasingly limited classroom time. In addition, data collected from the Stanford test has closely correlated with that of the staterequired tests, the district said. Another reason for taking Stanford testing out of grades three and four and grades six through 12 is that the district continues to focus on other integrated measures of students’ abilities and progress. Students in first, second and fifth grades will continue to take the Stanford 10 test because no other standardized tests are given

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at that level, and the data helps teachers and administrators with program placement. Visit www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/tls or call 8377076 to learn more.

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Skyline football blows by Issaquah By Christopher Huber

Max Browne didn’t set any school passing records like he did last week in Oregon, but he did help Skyline get its first win in three weeks by connecting with five different receivers for six touchdowns Sept. 23 against Issaquah. The Spartans beat the Eagles 41-14 in front of a packed Issaquah High School stadium audience. Skyline improved to 1-0 in KingCo competition and 22 overall. Issaquah went to 1-1 in KingCo and 3-1 overall. The win came after Skyline lost its previous two games against Bellevue and then Lake Oswego. “We knew we needed to get this thing back and rolling,” said

junior Max Browne, Skyline’s quarterback. “We prepared well. We settled down and trusted our play calls.” Issaquah scored first, on a 21yard passing play from Eagle quarterback Ethan Kalin to sophomore receiver Derek Chapman. Skyline had turned the ball over on downs on its first possession, but, down 7-0 with 6:02 left in the first, it took the ball 80 yards in nine plays and finished with a 13-yard Browneto-Andrew Giese scoring strike. The Spartans settled for three more points on the board just more than a minute into the second quarter on a Sean McDonald 35-yard field goal. Issaquah scored with 4:39 left See FOOTBALL, Page 19

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Trace Eaton, Issaquah senior defensive back, and Skyline receiver Andrew Giese fall to the turf after Giese bobbled the touchdown catch in the first quarter.

Photo by Christopher Huber

Eastlake’s Vicente Varas returns a volley during his match against Issaquah. Varas won 6-0, 6-1, but Eastlake lost.

Vicente Varas in command, despite Eastlake loss By Christopher Huber

If Vicente Varas was recovering form a sore ankle, he sure didn’t act like it on the court Sept. 20. The Eastlake No. 1 singles tennis player was slowed down the week before against Lake Washington and Ballard, but had practiced over the weekend with friend and Skyline standout

Aman Manji to test out the ankle, he and Eastlake coach Bud Peterson said. With no signs of a weak joint, he made his Issaquah opponent, Evan Cheung, earn the one game he won. Otherwise, Varas, the two-time KingCo champ, dismantled Cheung’s efforts to score points at a conference meet on the Eastlake courts. While Eastlake won the top

three singles matches, Issaquah prevailed to win the overall match 4-3. Varas, a senior, took the match 6-0, 6-1 and showed stronger command of his forehand and drop shot than ever. He sent Cheung sprinting back and forth across the court all afternoon, reaching for zingers that were simply un-returnable. “He just gets every shot back,”

said Cheung after the quick match. Varas improved his personal record to 5-0 on the season but said it will be tough to go undefeated again in 2011. Ultimately, he was happy with his powerful, accurate forehand work against Cheung. “I have a lot of confidence with it,” Varas said. “It’s my go-to shot.”

In the No. 2 singles spot, Eastlake’s Mitch Loofburrow defeated Issaquah’s Andrew Kim 6-0, 6-1. And Eastlake’s Andrew Garland, the No. 3 singles player, beat Issaquah’s Richard Bennett 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), in what was one of the longer matches of the day. After going up one set and See TENNIS, Page 19


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Scoreboard Volleyball Friday, Sept. 23 Eastside Catholic 3, Rainier Beach 0 1 2 3 Final E. Catholic 25 25 25 3 Rainier Beach 9 16 14 0 EC highlights: Kiana Atwater, 10 digs; Emilee Derus, 7 aces; Jordan Gates, 9 assists, 4 digs, 7 aces; Sarah Hill, 7 kills; Danielle Leider, 5 kills; Marlena Norwood, 14 diggs. Thursday, Sept. 22 Roosevelt 3, Eastlake 0 1 2 3 Final Eastlake 19 11 16 0 Roosevelt 25 25 25 3 Roosevelt highlights: Maile Munro, 27 assists, 10 digs; Kristen Lane, 8 kills, 11 digs, 5 aces. Wednesday, Sept. 21 Seattle Prep 3, Eastside Catholic 0 1 2 3 Final Seattle Prep 25 25 25 3 E. Catholic 22 17 22 0 EC highlights: Hannah Christie, 26 assists; Emilee Derus, 10 assists; Kameron Mclain, 21 kills; Marlena Norwood, 13 diggs; Katherine Towslee, 8 kills. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Skyline 3, Garfield 0 1 2 3 Final Garfield 13 16 17 0 Skyline 25 25 25 3 Skyline highlights: Madison Stoa, 4 blocks, 21 assists, 3 aces; Halle Erdahl, 15 kills, 11 digs; Molly Mounsey, 7 kills, 3 blocks. Ballard 3, Eastlake 1 1 2 3 4 Final Eastlake 25 19 16 22 1 Ballard 19 25 25 25 3 Eastlake highlights: Sarah Pellicano, 12 kills; Anna Gorman, 8 kills; Zoe Escarda, 6 kills; Jacquie Burkhardt, 5 blocks; Stephanie Clay, 10 digs; Taylor Finlon, 30 assists. Monday, Sept. 19 Eastside Catholic 3, Holy Names 2 1 2 3 4 5 Final Holy Names 25 19 21 25 2 2 E. Catholic 23 25 25 22 15 3 EC highlights: Nicole Boswell, 22 digs; Hannah Christie, 13 kills, 56 assists, 13 digs; Kameron Mclain, 27 kills, 16 digs; Lauren Rehn, 5 kills, 19 digs; Katherine Towslee, 11 kills.

Girls soccer Thursday, Sept. 22 Eastlake 1, Redmond 1 Scoring summary: Brenna Drummond, E, (unassisted) 8:00; Sierra Bilinger, R, (Kennedy Kieneker assist) 70:00. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Eastlake 2, Ballard 1 Scoring summary: Rebecca Priestley, E, (Kelsey Haberly assist) 76:20; Brenna Drummond, E, (Priestley assist) 77:12; Francesca Martorano, B, penalty kick. Skyline 1, Newport 0 Scoring summary: Sydne Tingey, S, (Brooke Bofto assist) 43:00. Bonney Lake 2, Eastside Catholic 0 Scoring summary: Madison Adams, BL, (unassisted) 9:00; Megan Riggs, BL, (unassisted) 62:00.

Boys golf Thursday, Sept. 22 At Bear Creek GC (par 36)

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narrowly losing a second-set tiebreaker, Eastlake’s No. 4, Jon Lockwood, lost to Issaquah’s David Park, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. In doubles competition, John Brendel and Matt Gann, of Issaquah, beat Santiago Varas and Tim Tan, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. The Eagles’ Jeff Weng and Andrew Okada defeated Eastlake’s Fez Ulargui and Chris Lockwood, 6-3, 7-5. Issaquah’s Ken Kida and Daniel Park beat Eastlake’s

Team scores — Redmond 195 strokes, Skyline 199. Individuals — 1, Brian Mogg, S, 36 strokes; 2(tie) Conrad Croshaw, R, Lyle Rudnicki, R, 37; 3, Oliver Rudnicki, R, 39; 4(tie), Kelley Sullivan, S, Austin Nutt, S, 40. At Sahalee CC (par 36) Team scores — Eastlake 193 strokes, Garfield 241. Individuals — 1, Spencer Weiss, E, 36 strokes; 2, RP McCoy, E, 37; 3, Will Sharp, E, 38; 4, Paul Russo, E, 41; 5(tie), Li Wang, E, Michael Everson, E, 42. Tuesday, Sept. 20 At Sahalee (par 36) Team scores — Eastlake 197 strokes, Woodinville 207. Individuals — 1, Spencer Weiss, E, 35 strokes; 2, Max Carter, W, 37; 3, Paul Russo, E, 38; 4 (tie) Jack Fisher, E; R.P. McCoy, E; Garrett Foss, W, 41. Monday, Sept. 19 At West Seattle G.C. (par 36) Boys team scores — O’Dea 142, Eastside Catholic 125. Individuals — 1, David Fonua, OD, 27; 2, Mike McClain, OD, 24; John Holt, EC, 24; Kyle Hendrix, EC, 24; Kevin Anderson, EC, 24. Girls team scores — Holy Names 74 points, Eastside Catholic 30. Individuals — 1, McKenna Boit, E, 23 points; 1, Katie Nevin, HN, 23; 1, Shelly Willard, HN, 23; 4, Leslie Fung, HN, 19; 5, Audrey Nelson, HN, 9.

Boys tennis Thursday, Sept. 22 Roosevelt 5, Eastlake 2 Singles — Vincente Varas, E, beat Jack Streeter, 6-0, 5-7, 6-3; Mitch Loofburrow, E, beat Dustin McPhillips, 7-6, 8-6, 6-3; Kyle Bove, R, beat Andrew Garland, 6-1, 6-3; Ben Siegel, R, beat Jon Lockwood, 6-0, 6-3. Doubles — Mitchell Overton-Jack Kussick, R, beat Santiago Varas-Tim Tan, 6-1, 6-4; Jake Tull-Daniel Yang, R, beat Fez Ulargui-Chris Lockwood, 6-1, 6-1; Colin Hudacek-Sam Murphy, R, beat Adam James-Colin Hill, 6-0, 3-6, 10-4. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Newport 6, Skyline 1 Singles — Aman Manji, S, beat Ryan Cheung, 6-2, 6-4; Andrew Choi, N, beat Mitchell Johnson, 6-2, 6-3; Alec Tsutsumoto, N, beat Prithvi Ramkumar, 6-0, 6-1; Kelvin Yuchen, N, beat Tim Wong, 6-2, 6-2. Doubles — Chris Lilley-Dylan Harlow, N, beat Brayden Hansen-Alex Wu, 6-2, 6-0; Allen Kim-Matt Sham, N, beat Inchul You-Nick Ziats, 6-1, 6-0; Jonathan Newman-Alex Vu, N, beat Manuel Lorrain-Griffen Johnson, 6-1, 6-1.

Cross country Wednesday, Sept. 21 Boys team scores — Skyline 21, Newport 38 Individuals — Keegan Symmes, S, 15:41; Kevin Tidball, S, 16:17; Joey Nakao, S, 16:36; Grant Stein, N, 16:43; Christophe Cumberland, N, 16:47; James Hamilton, N, 16:50; Brendan Long, S, 16:55; Grant Usleman, S, 17:01. Girls team scores — Skyline 26, Newport 31 Jessica Spray, N, 20:24; Samantha Krahling, S, 20:25; Michelle Altizer, N, 20:38; Kathryn Steele, S, 20:40; Elise Pletcher, S, 20:42; Caitlin McIlwain, S, 20:46; Allison Lee, N, 20:52; Alisa Poplawski, N, 20:52; Camille Lagron, S, 20:59. At Lincoln Park (5k) Boys team scores — Bishop Blanchet 28, Eastside Catholic 54,

See SCOREBOARD, Page 23

Ryan Holmdahl and Evan Green 7-5, 6-3. Eastlake went to 2-2 in KingCo league competition and 2-4 overall. Peterson noted Varas’ continued improvement as one of Washington’s best high school tennis players, but also highlighted his humble and encouraging leadership with the Eastlake team. “He has surprised me this year. He’s hitting the ball with much more pace. And he’s hitting with much more precision,” Peterson said. “I haven’t seen him in a situation where he doesn’t know what to do.”

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in the half on a Kalin-Jack Gellatly 14-yard pass play to make it 14-10 Eagles. Skyline struck back and ended up leading 17-14 at halftime after Browne connected with receiver Matt Sinatro for a 7-yard score. Sinatro, a junior, stepped in for an injured Nic Sblendorio and ultimately tallied 117 yards on 7 receptions. “He stepped into the role,” Browne said. The second half was a different story. Browne said Skyline recognized Issaquah’s 3-4 defensive scheme early on and adjusted. “We gotta step on the gas pedal,” he said. And they did. While Skyline gained just 166 yards of total offense in the second half, its defense held Issaquah to just 60 yards. It often had a short field to work with, capitalizing on two of Kalin’s three interceptions. Running back Damian Greene put Skyline up 24-14 in the third quarter after catching an 8-yard pass from Browne. Chase Premone deflected an Issaquah punt and gave Skyline the ball at the Eagles’ 33-yard line. That resulted in a touchdown just 14 seconds later after Browne aired one out to wide receiver Trevor Barney to make it 31-14. Barney finished with two touchdown receptions. The performance seemed to clear up some worries for Skyline players and coaches. “We’ve just got to erase everything from the last three weeks,” said Skyline head coach Mat Taylor. Unable to get anything going on offense, Issaquah went threeand-out twice and turned the ball over three times, first to Skyline’s Adan Lopez, then to Brandon Crandall. In the fourth, the Eagles strung together a promising drive, but fumbled to Skyline on a pass play with just more than 2 minutes left. Browne finished the game 30for-42 for 361 yards passing, with one interception. Kalin completed 16 of 29 attempts for 189 yards. “We just came out flat in the second half,” said Jake Bakamus, who caught seven passes from Kalin for 72 yards. “They made adjustments. We didn’t capitalize.”

Eastlake 43, Redmond 0 The Eastlake Wolves continued to assert its running-game dominance against Redmond, improving to 4-0 and scoring more than 40 points for the third straight game. It beat the Mustangs 43-0 at

Photo by Christopher Huber

Skyline senior running back Damian Greene, left, holds on to the ball and spins past Issaquah defensive back Derek Chapman before scoring a pivotal touchdown in the third quarter Sept. 23. Redmond and relied on the quick feet of Ryan Lewis, Brian Quick and quarterback Keegan Kemp. Neither team scored in the first quarter. But David Hernandez, a senior defensive back, started things off for Eastlake when he returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Lewis scored soon after on an 80yard scoring run to put the Wolves up 14-0. John Kilburg, the Division-1 recruit, kicked a 26-yard field goal to send the Wolves into halftime with a 17-0 lead. From there, Eastlake scored three more times in the third quarter. Kemp threw a 25-yard strike to wide receiver Quick, who later scored again on a 25yard running play. Kemp finished off third-quarter scoring with a quarterback keeper, dashing 37 yards for a touchdown. Hernandez, as running back, capped Eastlake’s scoring for the night in the fourth quarter with a 25-yard touchdown run. The Wolves play at Newport (1-1, 3-1) at 7 p.m., Sept. 30.

Catholic. The Crusaders went to 0-1 in Metro and 2-2 overall after dropping a back-and-forth contest to the undefeated Prep 28-15. While both teams struggled to get anything going in the first quarter, Seattle Prep struck first in the second on a 14-yard Jimmy Killeen run. Trey Reynolds helped Eastside’s cause when he scored on a 3-yard run in the second, too. It was tied at the half, but Prep came out swinging and scored once in the third quarter on a 31-yard run by Gill Biesold-McGee. He scored again in the fourth before Eastside Catholic could strike back. Chevy Walker scored for the Crusaders in the fourth on a 1-yard punch across the goal line. With the Eastside Catholic defense having trouble containing the Prep offense, Jackson Clough scored once more for the Panthers to make it 28-13. The Crusaders defense got a couple points on the board near the end of the fourth when it got a safety. Eastside Catholic plays Chief Sealth at 7 p.m., Sept. 30 at Southwest Athletic Complex.

Seattle Prep 28, Eastside Catholic 15

Reporter Christopher Huber can be reached at 392-6434, ext. 242, or chuber@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.SammamishReview.com.

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Create a Website for Your Small Business. Discover easy-to-use design tools that can help build your small business website at 6 p.m. Sept 28 at the Sammamish Library.

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Meet the Author: Jez Alborough. Meet the international

children’s author-illustrator of over 30 picture books at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29.

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A class about time management skills is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Sammamish Library.

The Issaquah School Board will hold a regular business meeting. at 7 p.m. at the district administration building 565 N.W. Holly St. in Issaquah. Oct. 3 The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District board meets at 3 p.m. 1510 228th Ave. S.E.

Issaquah’s annual Salmon Days festival is set for this weekend from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2. The free festival features food, games, entertainment, a parade and more. Visit www.salmondays.org for more information, including parking and shuttle locations. about resources available through the Small Business Association and how to write a business plan, is at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Sammamish Library.

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Paper management, a class about filing do’s and don’ts and which papers to keep is at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Sammamish Library.

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focus on faith Wednesday night youth group will have games, worship and fun for students in grades six-12 from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 28 at Sammamish Presbyterian Church.

Life After High School: Write to Win, is a seminar geared toward teens to help them learn how to put together a good college application and learn what schools are looking for on an essay at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Sammamish Library.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) allows mothers of young children time to make friends, share stories and grow spiritually. The group generally meets twice a month on Thursday mornings at Mary, Queen of Peace Church. Visit www.mops.org.

Friends of the Sammamish Library annual book sale will take place on Oct. 22 at the library. The sale runs all day.

A Toast to the Lord, a faith-based Toastmasters club, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday at the Fire Station No. 83 on Issaquah – Pine Lake Road. They offer job interviewing skill development for those

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Toastmasters of Sammamish will host a free resume and job interviewing workshop to teach about how to identify strengths, develop a resume, identify skills and use networking tools from 7-8:45 p.m. Sept. 30 at Fire Station No. 83, 3482 Issaquah Pine Lake Road S.E. Pre-register with davidlloydhall@live.com.

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seeking employment or a career change; motivational and inspirational speaking training. Call 427-9682 or email orator@live.com. Mary, Queen of Peace youth groups are for children in sixth-eighth grade and ninth-12th grades. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Call the church at 391-1178, ext. 129. Faith United Methodist Church offers “Faith Cafe” for women of all ages. Drop-in coffee time, scrapbooking/stamping, mom and baby playgroup, quilting/knitting and walking group, classes, studies and themed days. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Call Jo Lucas at See FAITH, Page 21

Oct. 4 The Sammamish City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Oct. 5 The Sammamish Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Oct. 6 ◆ The Sammamish Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. ◆ Northeast Sammamish Sewer and Water District board meets at 3 p.m. at the District office at 3600 Sahalee Way NE. Oct. 10 ◆ The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District board meets at 3 p.m. 1510 228th Ave. S.E. ◆ The Lake Washington School Board will hold a worksession at 5 p.m. followed by a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Resource Center, 16250 N.E. 74th St., Redmond Town Center. Oct. 11 The Sammamish City Council meets for a study session at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.


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join the club Rotaract, a community service for young adults ages 18-30 sponsored by the Sammamish Rotary, meets twice a month. Email scott.brewer@sammamishrotary.org. The La Leche League is committed to helping mothers breastfeed. They plan to meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at Fire Station 83 Visit www.lllusa.org/web/Sammamish WA. Block Party Quilters meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Mary, Queen of Peace Church. Visit www.bpquilters.org. The Social Justice Book Group meets at 10 a.m. the third Monday of each month in

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Sammamish. Email hineswa@live.com. A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s. Caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences 6:30-8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Faith United Methodist Church. Call 617-1936. The Rotary Club of Sammamish meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at the Bellewood Retirement Apartments. Visit www.sammamishrotary.org. The Sammamish Fit Club, a club looking to improve the health of the community, meets from 7:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Trish at 206-605-0679 or email whyweight@comcast.net. Cascade Republican Women’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Plateau Club. Call 861-7910.

Redmond Toddler Group, a parent-child program with art, music, play and parent education has openings in pre-toddler, toddler and family classes. Call 8695605 or visit www.redmondtoddler.org. Moms Club of the Sammamish Plateau has activities including weekly, age specific playgroups and monthly meetings, coffee mornings, mom’s nights out, craft club and local area outings. Visit www.moms clubsammamish.org or call 8365015. Foster Parent Support Group meets the last Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace. Earn your training/foster parent hours. Refreshments and child care are provided. Call 206-719-8764. The Eastside Welcome Club, for people new to the area, meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month and at other times for activities and outings. Call Barbara at 868-2851.

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837-1948. Healing Prayer Service is for those who desire to make space for God in a peaceful setting the fourth Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at Pine Lake Covenant Church. Email tamara@missiolux.org or call 890-3913. Celebrate Recovery, a Christcentered program offering support. Mondays, 7-9 p.m., Pine Lake Covenant Church. Visit www.missiolux.org, or call 3928636. Griefshare, a support group for those who have lost a loved one, is from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Sammamish Presbyterian Church. Moms In Touch is an interdenominational prayer support group for moms to pray for children and schools. Call Jan Domek, (Issaquah School District) 681-6770, or Kelly Wotherspoon, (Lake Washington School District) 392-2291, or visit www.MomsInTouch.org.

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Sammamish Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church. Visit www.sammamish kiwanis.org. Toastmasters of Sammamish meet from 7:15–8:45 p.m. every Tuesday at Mary, Queen of Peace. Call 427-9682 or email davidlloydhall@live.com. The Cascade Woman’s Club, meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in members’ homes. Membership in the volunteer service organization is open to all women. Call 898-8603 or visit www.gfwccascadewomansclub.org. Sammamish Garden Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the homes of members. Call Cathy at 836-0421 or email CathyWebst@aol.com. The Pine Lake Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month, plus occasional meet-

ings for workshops and local field trips. Call 836-7810. The Sammamish Symphony is seeking musicians. Visit www.SammamishSymphony.org. Mothers and More – Sammamish/Redmond Chapter offers “Moms Need a Playgroup Too,” scrapbooking, book club, movies out, clutter club, kids play groups and more. At 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Visit www.redmondmothersandmore.org. Sammamish Saddle Club — Visit www.sammamishsaddleclub.org or call Sheila Nyborg 4667168. The Issaquah Women’s Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at Tibbetts Creek Manor in Issaquah. Call 392-1890. Eastside New Neighbors meets at 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month in member’s homes. Call 836-3963.

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Washington’s Lottery offers tickets to benefit veterans Through a partnership between the state Department of Veterans Affairs and Washington’s Lottery, lotto players can help veterans by purchasing a ticket. Funding for the Veterans Innovations Program to aid service members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq comes from The Hometown Heroes Raffle. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit service members and military families. Tickets for The Hometown Heroes Raffle can be purchased at more than 3,900 lottery retailers statewide for $10. Tickets remain on sale through Nov. 10, and the drawing is scheduled for Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Participants can also go to www.facebook.com/walottery to

share reasons why they support the cause.

King County offers hazardous waste guide to businesses Entrepreneurs in need of some help managing hazardous waste can turn to the Hazardous Waste Directory. The directory is produced and distributed by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County. Call the Business Waste Line at 206-2638899 to order a copy, or read the directory at www.lhwmp.org/home/YellowBook /index.aspx. Business owners rely on the directory to determine how to manage hazardous waste. The directory also describes how to receive help, outlines regulations, explains how to choose a disposal or recycling vendor, and

more. The directory lists wastes and includes information about handling, recycling, regulations and chemical hazards. “Just about every shop we visit is happy to get a copy,” Rey Verduzco, business services manager for the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, said in a news release. The program is a partnership of local governments, including King County and suburban cities, to manage hazardous wastes and protect health and the environment.

Write Us Sammamish Review welcomes letters to the editor on any subject, although we give priority to local issues. Letters should be no more than 350 words. The deadline for letters is noon on the Friday before the publication. Send letters to: SamRev@isspress.com.

205-Personals ADOPT -- ART classes to Zoo Trips, Everything in between,1st baby will be our King/Queen. Expenses paid. Dave & Robin 1-800-990-7667 <w>

210-Public Notices 02-2241 LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SUMMONS TO APPEAR Family Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit State of South Carolina, County of Berkeley Sox vs. Sox JASON T. SOX, Plaintiff vs. DANA H. SOX, Defendant. In the Family Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Case No.: 10-DR-08-2439 SUMMONS TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscriber, Christopher D, Lizzi, Esquire, of Lizzi Law Firm, PC, at his office at the address below, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE FURTHER that if you fail to appear and defend and fail to answer the Complaint as required by this Summons within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Christopher D. Lizzi, Esquire Attorney for Plaintiff Lizzi Law Firm, PC P.O. Box 61899 North Charleston, SC 29419 (843) 797-0222

Scoreboard Continued from Page 19 O’Dea 57, Franklin 109, West Seattle 125. Individuals — 1, Gareth Jones, O, 16:58; 2, Pat Sobba, B, 17:04; 3, Oliver Manley, B, 17:15; 4, Colin Turner, B, 17:16; 5, Brian Comer, E, 17:20.

Girls swim and dive Friday, Sept. 23 Team scores — Inglemoor 100, Eastlake 83; Eastlake 102, Redmond 82; Inglemoor 112, Redmond 70.

200 medley relay — Inglemoor (Leann Yee, Sage Speak, Kayla Robertson, Marine Behr) 1:56.49. 200 free — Lily Newton, E, 2:08.27. 200 IM — Kara Beauchamp, E, 2:16.13. 50 free — Yee, I, 25.57. Diving — Jackie Tabone, I, 145.30. 100 fly — Ally Davis, R, 1:01.90. 100 free — Robertson, I, 56.19. 500 free — Davis, R, 5:13.39. 200 free relay — Eastlake (Erin Alleva, Becky Baron, Lauren Taylor, JoJo Morlidge) 1:47.48. 100 back — Allison Binkerd, R, 1:09.46. 100 breast — Sage Speak, I, 1:10.50. 400 free relay — Inglemoor (Yee, Robertson, Behr, Speak) 3:48.82. Records — TeamA 0-0-0, TeamB 0-0-0. Wednesday, Sept. 21 Newport 112, Eastlake 74 200 medley relay — Newport (Lorea Gwo, Nina Dipboye, Monique Saysana, Maggie Pana) 1:56.70. 200 free — Kara Beauchamp, E, 2:03.36. 200 IM — Rebecca Fabian, E, 2:26.71. 50 free — Maggie Pana, N, 26.53. Diving — Jasmine Hart, E, 143.90. 100 fly — Kara Beauchamp, E, 1:01.50. 100 free — Sara Simpson, N, 59.49. 500 free — Lily

Newton, E, 5:42.69. 200 free relay — Newport (Lorea Gwo, Monique Saysana, Sara Simpson, Maggie Pana) 1:44.30. 100 back — Erin Gronewald, E, 1:11.43. 100 breast — Rebecca Fabian, E, 1:17.79. 400 free relay — Newport (Maggie Pana, Lorea Gwo, Monique Saysana, Sara Simpson) 3:53.37. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Mercer Island 115, Skyline 71 200 medley relay — Skyline (Sarah Elderkin, Andi Scarcello, Meghan O’Keefe, Maria Volodkevich) 1:54.68*. 200 free — O’Keefe, S, 1:59.17*. 200 IM — Grace Wold, M, 2:09.38* . 50 free — Volodkevich, S, 25.61*. Diving — Meg Lindsay, M, 162.10. 100 fly — Wold, M, 57.20*. 100 free — Alex Seidel, M, 54.93*. 500 free — Angela Riggins, M, 5:31.81. 200 free relay — Mercer Island (Deiparine, Seidel, Christina Willimason, Wold) 1:42.63*. 100 back — Sarah Elderkin, S, 1:02.90*. 100 breast — Andi Scarcello, S, 1:10.15*. 400 free relay — Mercer Island (Deiparine, Seidel, Williamson, Wold) 3:44.85*.

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